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Can I Put a Downloadable Product on EBay?

It is possible to put certain types of downloadable products on eBay and there are certain rules that you have to follow. This article looks at the types of products allowed and the rules that also go with them.

1. You own the rights to the products.
This is one of the most important rules – you have to own all of the rights to the product.

– If you wish to sell a music CD it must be music that you have written – you can not sell music that you have got from iTunes, or from a concert, or off a CD that you have bought.

– If you have made a movie and you own the rights to it, you can sell it. You can not sell movies that you have copied off DVD’s that you own, or that you have recorded off the television or downloaded from the internet.

– If you have taken photos and you own them you can sell these. However, you are not allowed to sell any photos that belong to other people. You also need to be aware that if you have taken photos of people, you need the permission of the people in the photo to sell it.

– If you have you have created computer software yourself and you own the rights to it then you are able to sell it. You cannot sell any other computer software unless you are authorized to sell it online by the owner,their agent or the law.

2. Listing Rules
Any product that is downloadable must be placed in the Everything Else > Information Products category in eBay and it can only be listed in the classified add format.

It is possible to get your ebooks listed in another category as long as you follow these additional rules.

– Send the eBook by postal mail.

Include the following text in your listing, word for word. We recommend copying and pasting it into your item description. Be sure to use the same font size as the rest of your description.

I will send this eBook by postal mail. Sending it by email or by any other digital delivery method is not allowed and violates eBay policy.

It is also possible to list downloadable software in the Computers & Networking > Software > Downloads category if you already have in place a fulfillment process to deliver the digital items. You then have to apply to be an approved seller of software downloads on eBay.

3. Know your rights
It is also a very good idea to make sure you know about copyright, intellectual property rights, patents and trademarks.

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