We consider digitally delivered goods to be information or content that you can download from a website or receive by email.
You can list most digitally delivered goods on eBay as long as you follow these guidelines:
You need to list your item only in the Everything Else > Information Products category using only the Classified Ad format on eBay.com.
Your listing and product clearly state that you legally own the content (sometimes called intellectual property) or are authorized to sell it by the owner, the owner’s authorized agent, or the law.
Your items can't have any sexually-oriented adult (pornographic) content. For more details, see our Adult Only category policy (available only on eBay.com).
We may approve certain first party providers to list digitally delivered goods for sale outside of these guidelines.
Make sure you follow these guidelines. If you don't, you may be subject to a range of actions. We may limit, restrict, or suspend you from buying, selling, or using site features. All of your listings and products may be removed, displayed lower or not shown in search results, without refunding any or all applicable fees. You may also forfeit special account status and any discounts.
What are the guidelines?
The following items can offer digital delivery:
eTopps trading cards
Software product keys
Online gaming items such as characters, currency, points, in-game items, etc.
Examples of digitally delivered goods that you can list on eBay as long as you follow the requirements above:
MP3 music you wrote, recorded, and own all the rights to
Homemade movies you created and own the rights to
Computer software you created and own the rights to
Software that you’re authorized to sell online by the owner, the owner’s authorized agent, or the law
Digital art you captured yourself and own rights to or that you're authorized to sell only by the owner, the owner's authorized agent, or the law
Photos you captured yourself and own the rights to
Recipes you created yourself and own the rights to
Allowed in some situations
An eBook that you created and own the rights to sell, as long as you follow the requirements above and these restrictions:
If you're going to send an eBook by email or have it downloaded from a website, you need to:
You can find more information about copyright law at the Government of Canada's Justice Laws Website.
The guidelines on digitally delivered goods help create a safer place to buy and sell by prohibiting sellers from using eBay in a way that might infringe on the intellectual property rights of others or violate the law. They also help protect buyers from purchasing unauthorized or pirated items.
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