And ebays own policy regarding the use of stock photos other sellers photos manufacturers descriptions etc. The ebay MBG protects you as far as your statutary rights go but you should always do your own research first via feedback for one thing.
First is if it used for limited non-profit and educational use.
Are you allowed to use stock photos on ebay. EBay limits your listings to 12 photos but there is a way to add more with the help of your google photos account. As ebay is primarily controlled by bots I doubt if any bot in the world could pick up on a stock photo being wrongly used. Never use a stock photo if it doesnt exactly match the item youre selling in every detail.
Fair Use comes allows you to use an image based on three conditions. I dont use stock photos. Stock photos and text.
And if you use a drop-shipper youre okay to use their photos canned descriptions if your contract expressly permits this. Sharing and using content. Information from product packaging Its usually OK to use information such as measurements weight or other item specifications that are necessary to describe the item that you simply cant say any other way.
But using stocks without permission is against the copyright law. This is what eBay says. You can add up to 12 pictures.
You can create professional listingsand speed up the processby using details and stock photos from the eBay catalog. EBay does provide some limited stock photos that are okay to use. Second is if it is changed so drastically that it no longer has the same meaning or purpose and third is if it is used informatively for the public good.
Must include photos of the front and back of the actual item for sale stock photos are not allowed Must have a starting reserve or Buy It Now price of less than 2500. All say that unless one has permission of the rights owner they should prepare their own listings. Catalog images are acceptable but not as the primary photo for pre-owned items except those in the Books Movies Music or Video Game categories.
EBay doesnt seem to enforce their policy on the usage of stock images. The problem is that for image theft and plagiarism only the rights owner can report and few do so. Its also in their best interest and yours that listings look as professional as possible.
When you list an item for sale on eBay you have to include at least one picture. Picture policy When you create a listing or product you must include at least one photo that is 500 pixels on the longest side but we recommend including more to. If your small business sells a product.
However you should avoid using any other text from product packaging. EBay members are not allowed to use imagesincluding photos and other picturesor text they didnt create themselves. The first picture you add called the gallery photo appears next to your items title in search results and is the main photo in your listing.
Our catalog is an online library of details and images for products across a wide range of categories. Ebay prohibits using images for which you dont have permission though the site does provide a database of stock images and text for items in new condition. On ebay you have to be savvy and protect yourself most of the time.
This is ebays policy. Use stock photos only for brand-new items. Stock photos cannot be used for pre-owned items.
EBay wants its buyers to see exactly what an item looks like before purchasing it. Without this permission youre in violation of copyright laws.