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Post Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:07 pm 
 

Kaskoid wrote:Unless they have radically changed the copyright laws since I was publishing, (I'm 99.9998% sure they haven't) selling PDFs is no different than selling a set of photocopies. It is stealing someone else's intellectual property, like bootlegging CDs or DVDs.

The law is quite clear; third parties may not profit from reproducing other persons' intellectual property without express permission.

The auction that talks about "14 pages of links" claims to not be selling PDFs (or text files).  I suppose that some of his links could be links to illegal PDFs.  Illegal PDFs are fairly easy to find, especially if one uses some Torrent client.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:47 pm 
 

Now selling links is not illegal. Even if you sell links to illegally copied materials, the copyright holder would have to prove that you knew it was illegal and intended to profit by its distribution, and even then, in the UK you wouldn't be able to make that stick.

It is completely different distributing copyrighted material under the law in the UK. Hell, under Scottish law someone is allowed to own as much pirated materials as he likes. There is nothing illegal about it. In order to prosecute, one has to prove intent to distribute for profit, and that has to be predicated by a physical action.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:59 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Now selling links is not illegal. Even if you sell links to illegally copied materials, the copyright holder would have to prove that you knew it was illegal and intended to profit by its distribution, and even then, in the UK you wouldn't be able to make that stick.

All very true.  (Plus, you're not the one distributing in that scenario -- the site that holds the illegal content is the distributor.  You're just mentioning it.  Kinda like pointing at a drug dealer, and saying "he's over there" isn't illegal.)  

However, in the future it may be illegal to use such links, if certain web ad companies get their way.  (They don't like you going directly to content, even free content, without clicking through the entire site.  You see, they want to make it illegal to avoid their ads...)

As far as I've heard, no specific laws to that effect have yet been passed, fortunately.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:38 pm 
 

This is exactly what I wanted to see when I came home from work  today: :roll:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

Check out the Q&A on my Jade Hare auction and look at my response. God am I irritated right now.  :x  :x  :x    I really should have blasted him, but I figured I would be better of not stooping.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:20 pm 
 

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mbassoc2003 wrote:Now selling links is not illegal. Even if you sell links to illegally copied materials, the copyright holder would have to prove that you knew it was illegal and intended to profit by its distribution, and even then, in the UK you wouldn't be able to make that stick.

All very true.  (Plus, you're not the one distributing in that scenario -- the site that holds the illegal content is the distributor.  You're just mentioning it.  Kinda like pointing at a drug dealer, and saying "he's over there" isn't illegal.)  

However, in the future it may be illegal to use such links, if certain web ad companies get their way.  (They don't like you going directly to content, even free content, without clicking through the entire site.  You see, they want to make it illegal to avoid their ads...)

As far as I've heard, no specific laws to that effect have yet been passed, fortunately.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:21 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:This is exactly what I wanted to see when I came home from work  today: :roll:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

Check out the Q&A on my Jade Hare auction and look at my response. God am I irritated right now.  :x  :x  :x    I really should have blasted him, but I figured I would be better of not stooping.


Very tactful.   8)


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:11 pm 
 

I imagine you can sell a list of links to anyone that wants to buy.

However, I was referring to the CDs with all the PDF files; those are blatantly illegal.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:14 pm 
 

Another pdf jerk-off:

cdvisions in Toys & Hobbies| eBay

2 of them. :roll:


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:08 pm 
 

Looks like gaunter666
eBay Feedback Profile for gauntner666
is no longer a registered user. Anybody know if he actually shipped that large auction of his back in Feb(Its was like $1102). Its no longer trackable and neither left feedback.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:28 pm 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:Looks like gaunter666
eBay Feedback Profile for gauntner666
is no longer a registered user. Anybody know if he actually shipped that large auction of his back in Feb(Its was like $1102). Its no longer trackable and neither left feedback.

Well here is the link to that auction:

Over 250 items of 1 2 3 3 5 edition ultimate Book Lot | eBay

Myabe the next time jastner comes around here he can say for sure. He posts here under the name of intelligator


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:31 pm 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:Looks like gaunter666
eBay Feedback Profile for gauntner666
is no longer a registered user. Anybody know if he actually shipped that large auction of his back in Feb(Its was like $1102). Its no longer trackable and neither left feedback.

(Slightly off-topic, but I am not gaunter666.  I also live nowhere near Pennsylvania.)

  


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:35 pm 
 

All from the same seller...

Ultimate 145 D&D REFERENCE Books on one DVD!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8798418683

Ultimate 145 D&D REFERENCE Books on one DVD!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8797685984
(10 copies available)

Ultimate 145 D&D REFERENCE Books on one DVD!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8798078254
(5 copies available)

And just to be different...

Ultimate 148 D&D REFERENCE Books on one DVD!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8798435279
(100 copies available)

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:05 pm 
 

And another two:

Dungeons and Dragons Complete | eBay

Dungeons and Dragons Complete | eBay

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:07 pm 
 

Today must be E-Book day:

Dungeons and Dragons Books | eBay

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:47 pm 
 

B-man, please go to this and bid me up to $3,000:

eBay

This will be a painful lesson for his ass.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:48 pm 
 

Oops.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... ores_W0_IT

Actually, anyone who can before it ends.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:50 pm 
 

Dungeons and Dragons Complete | eBay

Hmmm. Someone just bought $50,000 worth of e-books.


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:55 pm 
 

The e-mail:

Hello!!!
First of all, thank you for buying this item. Second of all, I am showing that you have bought not only 1 complete set of D&D, but also bought 9999 copies...for a grand total of 49,900.00...that is not a typo...that is fourty nine thousand, nine hundred dollars. I do believe this is a mistake....you MUST contact me and we will go through the proper steps to clear this up. But, if you do want to pay 49,900.00...I only accept PayPal...PLEASE contact me...after all, this is a leagally binding contract and will take some time to sort out. YOU MUST CONTACT ME...please...
Thank you,
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Hmmm, the proper steps. Let me see.....

1. Inform seller that the product is illegal and therefore payment would constitute infringement.

2. Proceed to leave 9,999 negatives.

3. Laugh like a rabid hyena on crack.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:16 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:The e-mail:

Hello!!!
First of all, thank you for buying this item. Second of all, I am showing that you have bought not only 1 complete set of D&D, but also bought 9999 copies...for a grand total of 49,900.00...that is not a typo...that is fourty nine thousand, nine hundred dollars. I do believe this is a mistake....you MUST contact me and we will go through the proper steps to clear this up. But, if you do want to pay 49,900.00...I only accept PayPal...PLEASE contact me...after all, this is a leagally binding contract and will take some time to sort out. YOU MUST CONTACT ME...please...
Thank you,
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Hmmm, the proper steps. Let me see.....

1. Inform seller that the product is illegal and therefore payment would constitute infringement.

2. Proceed to leave 9,999 negatives.

3. Laugh like a rabid hyena on crack.


I'll take a #3 please!!!


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:21 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:The e-mail:

Hello!!!
First of all, thank you for buying this item. Second of all, I am showing that you have bought not only 1 complete set of D&D, but also bought 9999 copies...for a grand total of 49,900.00...that is not a typo...that is fourty nine thousand, nine hundred dollars. I do believe this is a mistake....you MUST contact me and we will go through the proper steps to clear this up. But, if you do want to pay 49,900.00...I only accept PayPal...PLEASE contact me...after all, this is a leagally binding contract and will take some time to sort out. YOU MUST CONTACT ME...please...
Thank you,
cardshark17044


:twisted:   :lol:   :twisted:   :lol:
9999 !!!
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