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Post Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:43 am 
 

Reported for copyright violation.  Seller doesn't have distribution rights, even if the PDFs were obtained legally.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:36 pm 
 

Reported him for both keywording and bootlegging....two reports.

What really pisses me off is this guy's coy wording about how, "I'm not sure if you should already own a copy.  If you bid I'll assume you do."

Reported him twice just for that.


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:23 pm 
 

aia wrote:is there any UK member who can have a talk with the seller of this veeeery nice auction:

Original Dungeons Dragons White Box OCE CD 9 books | eBay


i have sent him a message too.

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:34 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:Reported him for both keywording and bootlegging....two reports.

What really pisses me off is this guy's coy wording about how, "I'm not sure if you should already own a copy.  If you bid I'll assume you do."

Reported him twice just for that.


got a reply from the seller, hes now taken the auction down and apologised! nice to see someone out there with some decent morals.

good lad....


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:49 pm 
 

Selling 'xeroxed' copies of modules. This word used at least twice in auction. Please report this one.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 0146017009

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brute wrote:Selling 'xeroxed' copies of modules. This word used at least twice in auction. Please report this one.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 0146017009


Done... :twisted:


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:42 am 
 

brute wrote:Selling 'xeroxed' copies of modules. This word used at least twice in auction. Please report this one.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 0146017009


I reported this as well and ebay sent me a message saying that this listing does not appear to violate their policies.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:42 pm 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:
I reported this as well and ebay sent me a message saying that this listing does not appear to violate their policies.


Huh... 8O


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:31 pm 
 

I guess if 50% of the items aren't copied, you're good to go.  Weird! :roll:


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:48 pm 
 

Is there any acceptable amount of copying with an old module or magazine? I have boxes of incomplete modules, mostly missing pull out sheets or handouts. Can these missing pieces be copied and included with a module and sold? If so, how many pages? Would copies of covers be allowable?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:43 am 
 

As long as you sell it through eBay you are allowed to have 99.99% of the material photocopied.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:56 pm 
 

[quote="Deadlord39"]As long as you sell it through eBay you are allowed to have 99.99% of the material photocopied.[/quote]

I'm not really concerned about what Ebay allows but what people here think is ethical.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:40 pm 
 

Personally, as long as you advertise it as such, I've got no major qualms with the handouts and pull-outs being photocopies.  I'm sure there are people who'd buy them as playing copies.

For some reason, copies of covers just don't strike me as the same thing though... :?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:42 pm 
 

I was being sarcastic.
Ethically, if you own the bulk of a module/book, I see nothing wrong at all with having photocopies of missing pages. Having 3 pages and photocopying 297 would be a stretch.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:06 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:I was being sarcastic.
Ethically, if you own the bulk of a module/book, I see nothing wrong at all with having photocopies of missing pages. Having 3 pages and photocopying 297 would be a stretch.


That would be a way of stretching out a Ghost Tower or Lost TomMcMan, one page of module to 29 pages of photocopy,

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:08 am 
 

Exactly.
I had a DM's copy of Inverness a while back, and it was missing two sheets, both character sheets IIRC. A kindly soul here sent me copies of them. I didn't feel it was inappropriate, and I did make sure that the person that got it knew there were 2 non-original sheets.
I'd say a good rule of thumb might  be if you have 51% or more of the original, you are justified. I believe banks operate the same way with money; if you have more than half of a torn bill, they can replace it.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:31 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:I believe banks operate the same way with money; if you have more than half of a torn bill, they can replace it.


FYI,

On a quick side note, you can read more about replacing US currency here:

http://www.bep.treas.gov/section.cfm/8/39

I had to go through the process one time.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:31 pm 
 

brute wrote:Selling 'xeroxed' copies of modules. This word used at least twice in auction. Please report this one.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 0146017009


Several familiar bidders in that auction.  A tantamount endorsement of the sellers practices I guess.

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:10 am 
 

bonk! wrote:
Several familiar bidders in that auction.  A tantamount endorsement of the sellers practices I guess.

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I would imagine the seller felt justified in including the Xeroxed material since the majority of the auction consisted of real items and not copies.  However, the "tantamount endorsement" seems a bit harsh IMHO since the familiar bidders would probably not want the Xeroxed copies anyway and would possibly request them not to be included to cut down on shipping costs.  Just my two cents, but some of the "familiar bidders" you mention are some of the best resellers I have dealt with on Ebay.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:37 am 
 


** expired eBay auction **


Another one. :roll:


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