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 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 07:39
 Subject: Can eBay Use Bricklink Pictures?
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axaday (4017)

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Are people allowed to use Bricklink pics to sell on eBay? I see a minifigure
doing it.
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 08:02
 Subject: Re: Can eBay Use Bricklink Pictures?
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SylvainLS (32)

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In Catalog, axaday writes:
  Are people allowed to use Bricklink pics to sell on eBay? I see a minifigure
doing it.

It depends from where the BL pics come.
 Author: cosmicray View Messages Posted By cosmicray
 Posted: Dec 4, 2019 12:20
 Subject: Re: Can eBay Use Bricklink Pictures?
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cosmicray (2885)

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In Catalog, axaday writes:
  Are people allowed to use Bricklink pics to sell on eBay? I see a minifigure
doing it.

If they were the original creator of the image, I would think (hope) they still
have the right to use it where-ever they decide to do so. If you are speaking
of people lifting images from BL randomly, that might be a problem.

Nita Rae

P.S. This is why I always put a logo on my images, and yet I have still seen
other seller try to use them … logo and all.
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Dec 4, 2019 12:27
 Subject: Re: Can eBay Use Bricklink Pictures?
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In Catalog, axaday writes:
  Are people allowed to use Bricklink pics to sell on eBay? I see a minifigure
doing it.

BrickLink does not own the copyright to images submitted by the community, and
I don't believe sites like eBay will take action unless the legal copyright
holder issues a complaint. And BrickLink itself owns relatively few minifig images:

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogListOld.asp?pg=1&imgID=5497&itemBrand=1000&v=1

filter by minifig Item Type - there are currently only 32
 Author: Adjour View Messages Posted By Adjour
 Posted: Dec 4, 2019 12:46
 Subject: Re: Can eBay Use Bricklink Pictures?
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Adjour (534)

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In Catalog, axaday writes:
  Are people allowed to use Bricklink pics to sell on eBay? I see a minifigure
doing it.

I regularly see sellers using stock images from other sites, so I doubt ebay
enforces anything.


Perhaps flag it under copyright? I've noticed though when I flag listings
(for other reasons), they don't go down much. I'm guessing it takes multiple
user flags to get ebay's attention.

I've had 2 listings flagged/removed over the years (not lego) for "forbidden"
items when dozens if not hundreds of sellers had the same listing up (and many
in the sold listings), so again, I think unless a listing gets brigaded with
users flagging it, I think nothing happens.

That said, if you want I'll flag the listing too, if you decide to go that
route.
 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: Dec 4, 2019 13:53
 Subject: Re: Can eBay Use Bricklink Pictures?
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axaday (4017)

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In Catalog, Adjour writes:
  In Catalog, axaday writes:
  Are people allowed to use Bricklink pics to sell on eBay? I see a minifigure
doing it.

I regularly see sellers using stock images from other sites, so I doubt ebay
enforces anything.


Perhaps flag it under copyright? I've noticed though when I flag listings
(for other reasons), they don't go down much. I'm guessing it takes multiple
user flags to get ebay's attention.

I've had 2 listings flagged/removed over the years (not lego) for "forbidden"
items when dozens if not hundreds of sellers had the same listing up (and many
in the sold listings), so again, I think unless a listing gets brigaded with
users flagging it, I think nothing happens.

That said, if you want I'll flag the listing too, if you decide to go that
route.

I just wondered about it. The image looked familiar and at first I thought it
was one of mine. But it was actually samsam's pic.
 
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 Author: runner.caller View Messages Posted By runner.caller
 Posted: Dec 4, 2019 14:11
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In Catalog, axaday writes:
  Are people allowed to use Bricklink pics to sell on eBay? I see a minifigure
doing it.

My stance on it is that you can do anything that copy and paste will allow you
to do.

At least until someone complains.