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Digital items policy

We consider digital items to be information or content that people download from a website or receive by email. This includes things like PDF files, electronic books (eBooks), recipes, or information like "Word of the Day."

You can advertise digital items on eBay as long as you follow all of these guidelines:

  • You can use only the Classified Ad format from

  • You can only list your item in the Everything Else > Information Products category.

  • You have to confirm your identity through the PayPal Verified process.

  • You need to state in your listing that you're the legal owner of the information (sometimes called intellectual property) or that you've been authorized to sell it.

  • Digital items can't have any sexually-oriented adult (pornographic) content.

  • If you sell software, make sure it doesn't damage anyone's computer, doesn't violate the user's privacy (so no spyware or cookies), and can't be used for malicious purposes like sending spam emails or spreading a computer virus. For more details, see our guidelines on HTML and JavaScript.

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