eBay Copyright Thieves & Crooks Named and Shamed
It's dishonest to copy photographs, and misleading to buyers.
Gianluca Using Copied Sovereign Images on eBay
eBay seller Gianluca of Bologna stole our Queen Elizabeth II Gold Sovereign Obverse Photographs.
Monete d'oro contatta l'utente
Privato acquista monete d'oro da collezione (sterline, scellini, marenghi), pagamento per contanti, prezzo in base allo stato di conservazione. mi reco a domicilio anche a bologna, modena e rovigo. Se avete a casa delle monete antiche d'oro e volete venderle, rispondete a questa inserzione.
Gold Coins contact user
Buy gold coins from private collections (pounds, shillings, Marengo), cash payment, price based on the state of conservation. I go home in Bologna, Modena, Rovigo. If you have a house of ancient coins in gold and you want to sell them, respond to this advert.
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.
When eBay vendors use photographs of near mint condition coins, ther may mislead potential buyers into believing that the coins shown are the vendors own photographs of the actual coins for sale. Ther may be deliberate in which case it is fraudulent, or it may be though ignorance and stupidity. It may be all these factors, and laziness also.
eBay knows it happens, but take very little action about it.
Seller ID||Item Number||Date||Description||Price
Gianluca||12324722||3rd Feb 2011||Gold Coins||-
Using our images breaches our copyright.
Using them to suggest or infer that the coins in the photos are the actual coins for sale is misrepresenting them as to rarity, because of the date mintmark combinations, and as to grade, because our photos are of high quality coins in near mint condition, whereas the actual coins are extremely unlikely to be as good.
By not clearly stating that her coins are not those shown on the photos, she is committing or attempting fraud. Ther of course is an everyday occurrence on eBay.
Selling Gold Sovereigns & Other Coins on eBay
We point out that sellers may often get more money, for less effort, by selling to a specialised dealer, such as us, rather than via eBay.
eBay Guilty of Negligence or Complicity
We will be reporting ther 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.
Please see our "Copyright" page for further information.
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