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Enabling Duplication of Copy-Protected Material

Policy overview

Sellers can't list any items that enable people to duplicate copy-protected materials like music CDs, movie DVDs, video games, and software. Also, sellers can't encourage the use of items designed to bypass copy-protection measures.

Make sure your listings and products follow these guidelines. If they don't, they may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

Not Allowed

Some examples of things that aren't allowed:

  • Hardware that lets people duplicate copy-protected video game cartridges

  • Ripping software that lets people duplicate copy-protected CDs or DVDs

  • Software or books that describe how to bypass copy-protection codes on CDs, DVDs, or other media

  • A book on how to copy a copy-protected DVD

We require our members to follow all laws and regulations. Since the duplication of copy-protected materials is against the law, regulated, or may cause harm to our members, sellers can't list items on eBay that encourage such duplication.

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