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Old 08-11-2009, 07:47 PM
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*Update* New eBay Policy Regarding Photo Sharing

Beginning 8/31, ebay will begin implementing a new policy where any photos you post will be made part of an online catalog that all ebay sellers may use. You must opt out if you do not want your pics used, otherwise you agree to it. I copied the following text from a post on tPF, and that person copied it from somewhere else.


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.

1) Go to your eBay summary page ("My eBay").

2) On the left-hand side, there are three tabs that say "Activity," "Messages," and "Account." Hover over the "Account" tab.

3) A drop-down list will appear. Move your mouse down to "Site Preferences" and click.

4) You will be taken to a page with a list of site options for selling, shipping, and listing. About the sixth from the top is "Share your Photos." Click on the word "show" on the right hand side next to this option.

5) The box will expand, and if you are opted in, "yes" will appear. If you are opted out, "no" will appear. A small "edit" link will appear below the "show" link. If you want to change the settings, click "edit."

6) You will be taken to a new page with the following text: If you'd like to opt-out of this program, please do so by checking this box and clicking the "submit" button below.
(If you opt-out before August 31, 2009, none of your photos will be considered for inclusion in this program unless you opt back in at a later time. If you opt-out after August 31, 2009, any photos we select for inclusion in this program prior to your opt-out may continue to be used in the catalog)

7) If you want to opt out of the program, check the ticky box on the left-hand side next to the text, then go down and click the "submit" button.

8) You will go back to the settings screen you were just on, and there will be a green checkmark and a confirmation message. Go down to the "Share your Photos" option again and click "show." Your setting should now appear as "no."
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:53 PM
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thanks for sharing, I had no idea!
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:04 PM
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so... A seller with fake merchandise can use someone else's photos of real jeans and ebay is okay with that...
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:07 PM
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That is so shady and complete BS! Thank you for sharing. You did all of us a great service by posting.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:13 PM
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OOooh, thanks so much! I just did it !
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:13 PM
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WTF is wrong with ebay? They seem to have been overwhelmed with crack.

Forget originality, just use others' pics! Bullshit.

Thank you for posting this.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:18 PM
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Thanks for the info. I opted out.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:20 PM
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Hmm... not sure this is the same for Ebay Canada.

I don't see the "Share your Photos" option.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:25 PM
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I was already a "no".
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:34 PM
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This new policy makes no sense whatsoever.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:35 PM
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thanks for sharing...that's a bunch of
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:56 PM
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Omfg. Did ebay get bought out by a troupe of developmentally delayed monkeys?
How could anyone think this is a good idea?
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Hmm... not sure this is the same for Ebay Canada.

I don't see the "Share your Photos" option.
i'm not in canada, but i don't see the option either..
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i'm not in canada, but i don't see the option either..
I am in canada, and i don't see "share your photos" either...
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:16 PM
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thanks op!
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I wasnt a yes or a no but I clicked to opt out anyway but its not showing as of yet
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:26 PM
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??? WHY is my question??

wouldn't this kinda be similar to copyright infringement... using someone else's pics?
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You would think so...
I mean, wouldn't it behoove {I'm trying to sound smart, doubt it's right} people that they use actual pics or can tell with the online store-like pictures? what if there's a big hole or something's really broken? a seller could always claim that it's possible shipping service did it & you didn't purchase insurance so it's you're lost, & guess what! no bad feedback suckers. {or is that for buyers only?}


and seriously, wtf is wrong with eBay these past few years specifically...
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Thanks for sharing, I just opted out
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Thank you!! I just changed mine too
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Thanks!!! Never heard anything about this ... what a bunch crap.
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this is absolute BS, bad idea on ebays part

thanks so much Liza i have opted out good catch

ETA: i just went on my buying account to opt out and there is no area where i can find the option anyone know if this option is this only available to accounts that have sold in the past??
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I am in canada, and i don't see "share your photos" either...
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Thanks for posting I opted out
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