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Old Jun 9, 2010, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by KeyLogic View Post
Does eBay not have a policy against the sale of bootlegs or are they just slow to action?
While eBay does have a "No Bootleg" policy, it is usually not in eBay's interests to crack down on sellers offering bootleg items for sale because bootleg item sellers financially support eBay (and the other way around too) via the various eBay fees including Final Value Fees. You might call it a symbiotic relationship.

I have no evidence for it but in general, I would assume that eBay will only act if the authorisation holder themselves asks eBay to remove the relevant bootleg items or if a seller's items are so inundated with reports, such that it cannot be ignored. Since it doesn't appear that game music publishers will be contacting eBay anytime soon about their pirated works being sold and since game music is such a niche interest, your reports will be ignored because you're getting in the way of eBay's profits and its shareholder value.
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