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Enabling Duplication of Copy-Protected Material
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Policy overview

Sellers can't list any items that enable people to duplicate copy-protected materials like music CDs, movie DVDs, video games, and software. Also, sellers can't encourage the use of items designed to bypass copy-protection measures.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

Not allowed

Not Allowed

Some examples of things that aren't allowed:

  • Hardware that lets people duplicate copy-protected video game cartridges

  • Ripping software that lets people duplicate copy-protected CDs or DVDs

  • Software or books that describe how to bypass copy-protection codes on CDs, DVDs, or other media

  • A book on how to copy a copy-protected DVD

  • Product or software keys that don’t include the actual CD or software

  • Product or software keys for software or programs that can be downloaded

Why does eBay have this policy?

We require our members to follow all laws and regulations. Since the duplication of copy-protected materials is against the law, regulated, or may cause harm to our members, sellers can't list items on eBay that encourage such duplication.

Contact Customer Service
You can contact Customer Service to report a listing you think violates this policy. Go to that listing, and then click the Report item link on the right side of the page.

We'll review your report and take appropriate action.
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