Going Going Gone… eBay Pirates

Microsoft is now taking legal action against software pirates auctioning off various versions of Microsoft software packages on eBay. eBay themselves removed over 50,000 listings in the last year at Microsoft’s request but in an effort to cut back on piracy on eBay they’re now taking their case to the courts.

Interesting story, read on here for more…

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  1. arturo June 26, 2006 at 6:22 am

    Ebay protects sellers that sell pirated Spanish DVDs

    About 2 months ago, I was looking for an old spanish cartoon show on eBay, Candy Candy, I later found out that a seller named ” shambalakumara ” has all of these episodes on DVD. I was very excited at first and so I bid on the DVD’s. Finally, at the end, I won the auction for $280.00 US dollars, including the shipping from Venezuela. It took me 4 days to get my DVD’s, but I was very dissapointed when I received them as all of these DVD’s were cheap DVD-R’s , low quality graphics, and bad copies as some of them didn’t even work. I emailed this seller, named Eva Finol, and told her that I want original DVD’s, not copies, but she didn’t want give me a refund. I contacted ebay and explained the problem, they told me that they will help me. But later they told me that I could not get a refund because I don’t use the payment company PAYPAL, but they will suspend the seller for selling pirated videos, so they suspended this seller… — for like 2 weeks, as the same seller came back to sell more pirated DVD’s en ebay. I complained again and an ebay representer named “Maria” told me that this seller is a “Respected power seller,” which means this seller makes a lot of money for ebay so they are not going to stop this. This seller continues selling thousand of dollars on pirated DVD ‘s, and eBay is happy with her because they make a lot of money with the sales. You can see the list of pirated material that this seller has on ebay on this page . If you can, please tell to ebay to stop protecting piracy removing sellers like “shambalakumara” from eBay. Thank you.

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