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    Is this legal? I have a feeling that it's not and I wanted it to come to the attention of the guys who run TC.

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    This seller stole a review from here and posted it in his auction. That does not seem legit.
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    That's what I'm sayin.
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    Off hand I would think that it isnt legal unless he got permission from TC. Arguably TC has an intellectual property right in its online reviews. Simply because they publish them online does not mean they have relinquished any rights to them. Add on top of that the fact that the ebayer is using TC property to make a profit (which I doubt he plans on compensating TC for).

    TC should contact him and request he modify the ad. I would even ignoring the IP issue because people might rely on the ad (along with the TC logos/wording) as an implied warranty of merchantibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leadtrumpetdave
    Is this legal? I have a feeling that it's not and I wanted it to come to the attention of the guys who run TC.

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    No, it's not legal. I'm on the case to get the seller to re-word his description in his own words and graphics, or get eBay's VERO people to remove it. All material published on TreoCentral.com is copyrighted and that fact is clearly stated at the bottom of the home page.

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    I love how he says:
    This item for sells for 19.95 + shipping and handling at
    Then later he follows it up with:
    GORGEOUS - ONLY FOUND HERE


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    It's still up

    And many of his other auctions use the same review to pump up the descriptions (even when they are not very germane to the item being auctioned.) One is a vertical treo case, still using the horizontal case review ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytee
    It's still up

    And many of his other auctions use the same review to pump up the descriptions (even when they are not very germane to the item being auctioned.) One is a vertical treo case, still using the horizontal case review ;-)
    I notified eBay. They sent me a VeRO file to fill out and FAX back to them. I forwarded it to the powers that be at TC so hopefully they will action it and show eBay that this seller is stealing Copyrighted material in his auctions, pretty much all of them, and eBay ("We just a venue").. will do something about it. This kind of stuff takes time, unfortunately.

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