I have a small collection of bootlegs that is growing, mainly through buying on ebay. I have even sold a few in the past. I decided to sell another on this week - Starman in Session and got this email from ebay....
We regret to inform you that your listing:
867301002 David Bowie - Starman in Session
has been ended early by eBay because it appears to offer material that violates someone's copyright, trademark, or other rights. Your listing could violate state or federal law, and leaving it up could expose you and your bidders to legal liability. In the interest of protecting all eBay users, we end such listings to avoid any association with potentially infringing or unlawful items. All bidders have been notified, and any associated fees have been credited to your account.
We understand that sometimes mistakes can be made and that your listing may offer a lawful item. If you feel your listing was removed by us in error, please let us know by replying to this message. If we agree that a mistake has been made, we will allow you to re-list the item. We also understand that even if your item is, in fact, infringing, you may have been unaware of that fact, and may have listed the item with the best of intentions. Unfortunately, even if this is so, you still could face potential liability, so removing the listing is still necessary.
It suprises me because every day, bootlegs go for sale on ebay.
Has anyone else come across this - are they being tougher - or has there been a complaint - and from who - Bowie's lawyers?
Maybe the problem is that this particular release contains material now available on Bowie at the Beeb.
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