eBay Copyright Thieves & Crooks Named and Shamed
It's dishonest to copy photographs, and misleading to buyers.
gallleria Using Copied Sovereign Images on eBay
eBay seller gallleria of Brossard, QC, Canada, not only stole our 1927 Sovereign Photographs without permission to sell his own sovereign, but failed to state that the photos were not of his actual coins, thereby deceiving all potential buyers.
High eBay Feedback is No Guarantee of Integrity or Honesty
When we wrote this page, this eBay member's feedback was 632; with 99.2% positive according to eBay.
FULL SOVEREIGN GOLD COIN GEORGE V GEORGIVS V 1927 nice
THIS LISTING IS FOR ONE (1) GOLD COIN: GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: 1927
Diameter a little over 22mm, full. Excellent condition.
USA bidders I can ship from 12919 and Canada bidders I ship from J4Z 2W7
We invest a great deal of time, effort, and cost into creating some of the best photographic coin images on the internet. We strongly object when lazy and dishonest people decide to use them without a by your leave or thanks, doing so in competition with us.
Copyright theft is dishonest. We recommend you avoid doing business with dishonest dealers.
This particular eBay seller not only stole our high quality images of both sides of a 1927 gold sovereign, he used them in his eBay auctions to try to sell his own sovereign without saying it was not the same coin. Anyone viewing the photographs would expect them to be the same, near perfect condition coin, "airbrushed" to make them look like supermodels.
It is always possible, even likely, that sellers who steal photographs do not own a similar coin, and have the intention to totally defraud potential buyers.
The vendor is not only cheating us by stealing our copyright images, he is fraudulently or ignorantly misleading and deceiving all potential buyers. Gaining pecuniary advantage by deception is the definition of fraud.
Seller ID||Item Number||Date||Description||Price
gallleria||180614661550||22nd Jan 2011||FULL SOVEREIGN GOLD COIN GEORGE V GEORGIVS V 1927 ||$420.00
gallleria||180614665455||22nd Jan 2011||GOLD COIN FULL SOVEREIGN EDWARD VII 1905||$420.00
gallleria||180615967056||23rd Jan 2010||FULL SOVEREIGN GOLD COIN GEORGE V GEORGIVS V 1927 nice||$359.00
The seller was asking a starting price of $359.00.
eBay Guilty of Negligence or Complicity
We will be reporting this example of copyright abuse using our standard Statutory Declaration via the eBay VeRO programme, and wait to see if they chose to action or ignore our report. We look forward to taking legal action against eBay for their negligence and / or complicity if they fail to take down the offending material promptly.
Selling Gold Sovereigns & Other Coins on eBay
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