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Post Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:59 pm 
 

IttyBitty wrote:Another one  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:


** expired eBay auction **


think i'll let someone else have a bash at that one :)



  


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 2:55 am 
 

Now I am getting confused (not unusual with American laws, etc.!).

Is the law saying that, if I buy two copies of, say, a mint-condition Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits, then turn around and sell one on EBay, that is illegal??  Or would it be true if, instead of Q1, it was two copes of the legendary ST1 Up the Garden Path---or the R1-R4 series, or the original white copies of the original (early 1970's) books?

For that matter, would it be illegal to split up one of the 25th-Anniversary Collector's edition boxes into multiple individual sales (as has been done in several eBay auctions)?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:23 am 
 

There is nothing illegal about splitting up or selling original material - the stuff that TSR actually sold.  The illegal part is that some people are making photocopies or electronic copies and selling this material which is illegal.

In the case of something rare like ST1 which holds a high monetary value, I think there is a more severe criminal offence that could be applied.

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:45 pm 
 

I hadn't noticed too many pdf sellers lately, until this one...


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:13 pm 
 

Heck, I wouldn't mind if I could buy the photograph--or a copy of it--and frame it! :lol:

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:36 am 
 


** expired eBay auction **


i've reported this one....clearly ebay took no notice of me :)

this one too....


** expired eBay auction **
(though i havent got round to reporting this one - and there is a bidder!!!)

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:51 am 
 

wow! i got this:


** expired eBay auction **


i was not sure, but then i wrote to the seller and he confirmed me the item on sale is a pdf version! ...and with 16 USD BIN!!!  8O

...is there some of you, proud US guys who wants to handle this seller?


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:22 am 
 

aia wrote:wow! i got this:


** expired eBay auction **


i was not sure, but then i wrote to the seller and he confirmed me the item on sale is a pdf version! ...and with 16 USD BIN!!!  8O

...is there some of you, proud US guys who wants to handle this seller?


not only that, its a book by monte cook, who's wife is here normally posting ebay listings in the classifieds. methinks a msg to them about it would be a good move?

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:27 am 
 

aia wrote:wow! i got this:


** expired eBay auction **


i was not sure, but then i wrote to the seller and he confirmed me the item on sale is a pdf version! ...and with 16 USD BIN!!!  8O

...is there some of you, proud US guys who wants to handle this seller?


i have sent the seller a msg just warning him of copyright infringment and also that monte cook is quite active on ebay too (well i know HE isnt, but its almost the same, with it being his wife Sue.)

might be worth others bombarding him and reporting him too.

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:00 am 
 

Not much I can do anymore, eBay requires a credit card to register. So it seems, at least.


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:12 pm 
 


** expired eBay auction **


I'll report, but anyone else want to jump in?


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Post Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:19 am 
 

bbarsh wrote:
** expired eBay auction **


I'll report, but anyone else want to jump in?


Done! :twisted:

  

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:16 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
not only that, its a book by monte cook, who's wife is here normally posting ebay listings in the classifieds. methinks a msg to them about it would be a good move?

Al


just an update on this one. the guy e-mailed me in some form of pigeon-english, apologising for not knowing it was wrong blah blah.

anyway he took the item down so that was cool.

good lad :)

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:53 pm 
 

I don't see how this one has managed to stay up as long as it has:


** expired eBay auction **


Scroll down past the listings and check out the picture.  Was this ever published and where the heck can I get one???  :D

  

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:00 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:I don't see how this one has managed to stay up as long as it has:


** expired eBay auction **


Scroll down past the listings and check out the picture.  Was this ever published and where the heck can I get one???  :D


It probably stayed up because its 2nd edition :)

Wasn't some complaining about where the art has gone to after 1st edition? :wink:

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:03 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:I don't see how this one has managed to stay up as long as it has:


** expired eBay auction **


Scroll down past the listings and check out the picture.  Was this ever published and where the heck can I get one???  :D

I reported it, and not for the first time.  eBay doesn't seem to care about PDFs.

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:20 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote:I reported it, and not for the first time.  eBay doesn't seem to care about PDFs.


I'm not sure if that is the case or if it is more because this auction is being sold as a digital item.  Digital items are not covered by paypal or ebay protection so they seemingly have no liability if anything goes wrong with the transaction.

By digital item I mean one that will not physically go in the mail.  All the seller does is either email it to the buyer or sends the buyer a link where they can download it.

Which brings up the question, is it illegal to sell a list of links on where to download the items.  All you are doing is selling the results of your google skills.  Whether the buyer decides to download them is another matter.

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:48 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Which brings up the question, is it illegal to sell a list of links on where to download the items.  All you are doing is selling the results of your google skills.  Whether the buyer decides to download them is another matter.

Not sure, but I'd say yes.  Under ordinary circumstances, it is not illegal to link to another site.  

However, assisting someone in performing a crime is itself a crime.  Distributing these PDFs is illegal.  Assisting in their distribution by making their location widely known (ie. advertising) might qualify.

I'm sure if the linked files were child porn, instead of something mundane like PDF files, the authorities would be very interested in speaking to the linker, not just the linkee.  :wink:

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:18 am 
 

Sometimes I wonder where eBay's brains are.

There are times when pdf auctions are posted and they get taken down in due process (after being reported). Other times they just stay up.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:50 pm 
 

eBay listings

Apparently, nerds also like to sell illegal products too. :evil:

Then again, judging by his selling success so far, I guess he thinks its okay to try out:

Welcome to eBay

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