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Encouraging infringement policy

Policy overview

For a safer buying and selling experience on eBay, sellers can't use eBay to enable, encourage, or instruct others to infringe copyrights, trademarks, or other rights.

In the guidelines below we've provided a few examples of items that can't be listed on eBay and activities that sellers should avoid.

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 restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

Here are just a few examples of items and activities that aren't allowed on eBay:

Not allowed

Not allowed

Additional information

There are various laws protecting copyrights, intellectual property, patents, and trademarks. Visit the following websites to learn more about the laws:

Why does eBay have this policy?

This policy helps create a safer marketplace by prohibiting sellers from using eBay to encourage others to infringe on the intellectual property rights of third parties. eBay policy requires sellers and buyers to comply with all governmental laws and regulations.

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