Stolen Auction Photos to eBay
What should you do when you
discover another seller is using your own photos in her eBay auctions
without permission? Report them!
First of all, it is illegal
for anyone to use your photos without permission. It is considered copyright
infringement and it is against the law. And eBay takes this law seriously
You can report the stolen auction
photos to eBay under their Verified Rights Owner Program, also commonly
known as the eBay VeRO program. This program helps intellectual property
owners who are the subject of theft.
To file a report for photo
here. It can take several days for eBay to respond, so do file as
soon as you discover the theft, so the auction can be removed from the
eBay database before the auction is over.
But even if there is not much
time in the auction, still submit your report, because the other seller
will still be warned that it is illegal, and it will become a part of
her eBay record. If a seller is guilty of this offense several times,
that seller could lose her registered status on eBay.