Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ebay Does it Again Sellers Please Read

Starting on August 31st, eBay is going to institute a new policy where photos you upload to any listing are put into a "catalog" of online images that any eBay user can then use for their own listings. The default setting for this is opt-in, which is a problem if you, like me, consider your photographs your property and want to control how they are used and by whom. A copyright notice is posted with a link to your user profile, but no additional information is given, and the link is quite small.

Since the default setting is opt-in, and eBay has not sent messages out about this, a lot of people are going to be caught flat-footed by this new policy.

Again, the default for this setting is YES, you have opted in. Meaning "Yes, I will allow eBay to make my photos available for anyone to use."

If you do not want eBay to make the photos you upload to all of your future auctions available to other users in a sort of catalog process, you need to go change your settings now, before August 31st. If you opt out after then, any photos you upload between the 31st and when you opt out will still be eligible for inclusion in their "catalog."

In order to opt out of this so-not-okay process, do the following. I've broken it down exhaustively. Hopefully your eBay pages look like mine.
more.. link to news article

7 comments:

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Hi Sue ...

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to share this ...E-bay ...Grrrr !

I just opted out ..and I went over and posted your info in the KSGP group ...

Have a Beautiful Weekend ..

Sara

primsbynancy said...

THANKS SO MUCH FOR THAT GREAT INFORMATION, PERHAPS WE ALL NEED SELLING BLOGS, WHEN I TRIED TO FIND THAT I DID NOT COME UP WITH SHARE YOUR PHOTOS, I CAME UP WITH SHARE YOUR EBAY ITEMS WITH FRIENDS,AND WHEN I HIT SHOW IT CAME UP WITH SHARE YOUR E BAY ITEMS WITH FACE BOOK, SO I ` DONT KNOW?

RabbitHollowPrims said...

Hey Sara kewl beans and Nancy, it should say share photos. I would definitely go in again and follow the steps posted in the article as if you don't do it by Aug 31st, then you can't change it.

Joan Minervini said...

Thank you for posting this info for us...you're a doll!
Joan
VintageKeepsakeTrunk

RabbitHollowPrims said...

Your welcome :)

Patty said...

Thanks Sue, awesome post...fixed mine. Too many changes on ebay, I can't stand anymore! Hugs

Olde Homestead Barn said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU for sharing this with us!! I will pass on the word. I have just opted out!! Blessings Vicky

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