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WooHoo yet another online auction question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by slothmeister, 9 May 2006.

  1. slothmeister

    Wise Guy

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    I know, there's far too many of these nowdays but it's just a quickie.

    Im planning on buying a video iPod from here in a few weeks and was thinking of selling my old 3G version, it doesn't hold enough and i want a longer battery life, plus the colour screen and video playback is always nice.

    Anyway, i was curious as to whether i am able to sell the old iPod with music already on it? I have about 1600 songs and thought it might push the price up a bit more, however i'm not sure if im breaking copyright laws or whatever.

    Your input would be very helpful.

    Cheers.

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  2. Feek

    Commissario

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    Of course it's breaking copyright.

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  3. basmic

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    I imagine it would raise the final price, significantly.

    I've seen silly 20gb hard-drive, advertised as stuffed with videos and MP3s - and they sold sometimes for £40! :eek:
     
  4. Immsy

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    Of course its breaking copyright law. You would be distributing music without the copyright holders permission. The very fact as to why the RIAA and the rest are trying to get ipods with music on from being listed on ebay.
     
  5. spirit

    Wise Guy

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    you can always put a thing at the end saying listing xzy songs whatever assuming you have these songs on cd otherwise you must delete as soon as you recieve said product

    something along those lines to cover yourself.
     
  6. Immsy

    Wise Guy

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    Even then its illegal.
     
  7. slothmeister

    Wise Guy

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    cool thanks very much, don't think i'll risk it then.
     
  8. Feek

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    I bet you still do though :p

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  9. slothmeister

    Wise Guy

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    ;)
     
  10. Spamalot

    Soldato

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    Thats what I thought! People will do anything for a fiver!
     
  11. iCraig

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    eBay will remove it from the listings anyway ;)
     
  12. A2Z

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    yes its probably illegal in some way or another, but its one of those 'its not really hurting anyone, and everyone does it anyway, so why shouldnt i'

    and no they wont remove the listing, if they did then i would have had about 5 auctions removed....
     
  13. Stocky

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    Why would you not be allowed to sell the iPod with the music you purchased via iTunes? I would have thought it would be like selling all your 8 tracks with an 8 track player no? Perfectly legal :confused:
     
  14. Mattus

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    To make it equivalent you'd have to sell your iTunes account with it. But I suspect even that is illegal.