domo2913 in eBay Copyright Theft
domo2913, of Coventry, United Kingdom, shop name DISCOUNTS DIRECT UK stole our 1993 Silver Proof Crown photograph to use on eBay, in competition with us. Copyright theft is dishonest, and contravenes eBay rules.
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When we wrote this page, this eBay member's feedback was 4423; with 100% positive according to eBay, and is a PowerSeller.
1993 CORONATION £5 POUND SILVER PROOF CROWN COIN
1993 CORONATION 40TH ANNIVERSARY £5 FIVE POUND SILVER PROOF CROWN COIN BOX & COA
CORONATION £5 FIVE POUND SOLID STERLING SILVER PROOF CROWN COIN
THE CORONATION 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
It comes encapsulated in a plastic capsule, untouched, and is in excellent condition
Alloy: .925 Sterling Silver
complete with its Certificate of Authenticity number 22981
PLEASE BID WITH CONFIDENCE AND READ MY FEEDBACK.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME.
We invest a great deal of time, effort, and cost into creating some of the best photographic coin images on the internet. We strongly object when lazy and dishonest people decide to use them without a by your leave or thanks, doing so in competition with us.
Copyright theft is dishonest. We recommend you avoid doing business with dishonest dealers.
This particular eBay seller not only stole our images of a 1993 Silver Proof Crown, he used it to sell his own coin on eBay. He did not seem to think it was worth mentioning to potential buyers that his coin might not be in the same near mint condition as in our photographs. This is almost certainly illegal in the UK under the Trade Description Act, although it appears to happen on a daily basis on eBay.
It's possible he is ignorant of such fine points, or just plain ignorant.
It is always possible, even likely, that sellers who steal photographs do not own a similar coin, and have the intention to totally defraud potential buyers.
The vendor is not only cheating us by stealing our copyright images, he is fraudulently or ignorantly misleading and deceiving all potential buyers. Gaining pecuniary advantage by deception is the definition of fraud.
The seller was asking a starting price of £0.99 for his coin,
eBay Guilty of Negligence or Complicity
We will be reporting this example of copyright abuse using our standard Statutory Declaration via the eBay VeRO programme, and wait to see if they chose to action or ignore our report. We look forward to taking legal action against eBay for their negligence and / or complicity if they fail to take down the offending material promptly.
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