Copyright Images

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fudjj
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21 Aug 11 10:13:48 pm
I've just had a PM from a member who was given a violation on eBay for using non-authorised images, so I thought it might be a timely reminder to other sellers to ensure the images you are using are safe.

This member was given bad advice from eBay support staff on several occasions, which ultimately lead to her violation, of course for those of us who have traded on eBay for some time all know that their advice isn't, shall I say, always quite up to par on certain occasions.

OK, that's being kind, but we learn to live with it if we want to continue to sell in that marketplace!

When it comes to images, you need to ensure you have the permission of the copyright owner to use those images on eBay. Don't think you can snip a bit of the image here and there and all will be sweet, because it may very well not be, and you can quite quickly find yourself facing a violation!

Check your images, make sure you have the permission, and in written form where at all possible. Don't wait for eBay to start asking questions before you try to scramble for proof, by that stage it's probably to late to dodge the violation!


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richelle_salehoo
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22 Aug 11 12:42:47 am
Thanks for the heads up Marc :)

I'm sure many of our member's especially the new ones to online selling and those who are still in the process of getting to know eBay - will definitely find this helpful :)

Hope everything works out well for our member, though.

Cheers!


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27 Aug 11 04:45:23 am
Wikipedia can be a good source for photos. At worst, one only has to name the photographer to use a pic or they are given for free by the owner.

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postman
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28 Aug 11 04:18:09 am
That is spot on, a very important topic.
This is only fair because taking a really decent picture can take long time especially for those of us who don't have expensive SLR cameras and to be honest I would not be happy if somebody used my pictures would definitely report them.

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jhorta32
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8 Jul 12 08:26:51 pm
Hi, i'm new in the business, my question is , for example if i'm going to sale a Samsung accesory in my own website, and i make the design of the image but the name "samsung " appears in the image ,
is a violation to Samsung?

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irene_salehoo
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9 Jul 12 01:54:03 am
Hi jhorta32,

Yes, it is a violation. Only Samsung can use their label on a product they created. :) Or I got confused, that is if the item is an accessory you created and you put the brand Samsung in it, that's a violation.


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grounds2012
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29 Aug 12 01:35:27 pm
Hi all, I'm a newbie here one of the salehoo member.

For me even if I'm just starting, my idea of a copyright images are: you take photos of your items to be sold, so therefore it's YOUR photos, and then before you upload them in your website or webstore, try to edit it, let's say photoshop elements or any other photo editor, and then you can put a "watermark" on it, say: My Store

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richelle_salehoo
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30 Aug 12 01:47:34 am
Hi and welcome to Salehoo, grounds2012 :)

Copywriting an image is not as simple as adding a watermark to a photo you took. To officially copyright an image or content you need to actually register it for example if you're from the US you can do so by going to U.S. Copyright Office's website.

For the complete step by step guide on how you can copyright your image, you can refer to this Link hidden: Login to view

But adding a watermark does allow you to somehow show ownership and prevent others from using your photos.

Cheers :)


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