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& Listing Commandments
|These "Commandments" were compiled after years of interaction with "terminatiing memers" and their lying corporate lawyers as well as dialogs with uninterested and uncaring internet providers such as eBay. Most "terminating members" and their representatives, be they employees, cyber cops and/or corporate lawyers, do not care if you are actually infringing. They are relying on the fact that you cannot afford to fight back. Your rights are of no concern to them.|
Do Not Ignore
the Takedown Notice.
Do Not Admit
to doing anything wrong.
Do Not Relist
your listings until after you have determined
the exact reason(s) for the takedown.
Do Not Believe
the takedown member's jargon, lies, and threats.
Do Not Delay
emailing the takedown member for an explanation.
Do Not Sign
anything from the takedown member or from the provider.
Do Not Contact
eBay or other provider.
Do Not Pay Any Monies,
or agree to pay any monies, to the
takedown member or their representatives.
Do Not Erase or Delete
any emails or communications
with the takedown member or from the provider
Do Not Believe
that they will win and that you will lose.
Do Not Verbally Communicate
with the takedown member or their lawyers.
Do Not Compare Your Listings
to other listings running on the internet
Do Not Argue with Tabberone
after asking her for her opinions.
However, do not assume that you were not infringing. Infringement comes in many forms. One survey claimed that some 30% of all takedown claims were from competitors trying to take advantage of the rules and regulations. We estimate that as many takedown claims are false assertions of infringement by companies that want to control the secondary market. to other listings running on the internet. It is a waste of time and effort. It does not matter how many other people are selling the same item, you are the one that got shut down. Do not worry about what other people are doing. Do not think that because there are a hundred other sellers out there selling the same item, using the same pictures and the same descriptions, that it matters one bit. It does not. The provder will not listen and the terminating member will ignore you.
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