THOSE SELLING UNAUTHORIZED COPIES/REPRINTS
This is a list of eBay user names of sellers believed to be dealing in
unauthorized copies of photos and scripts. These things are required
to be licensed and the license needs to either be paid for or used with
permission of either the celebrity, the agent or the production studios.
This list was obtained from the Legal Alliance and is used here with their
permission. The Hollywood Legal Alliance is a co-operative of studios,
celebrities, producers, legal representatives, volunteers and other
professionals dedicated to the prevention of copyright infringement,
forgeries and the illegal sale of goods on the internet.
It is unlawful to reproduce recorded media, photos, scripts or celebrity
signatures without written consent of the copyright owner. This becomes a
clear violation of the law when the reproductions are additionally listed
for sale and/or profit. Most studios, producers and celebrities have made it
a policy not to allow set visits, walk on roles, or meet and greets to be
listed on the internet without specific permission. This is expanding to
donated autographed items.
A listing may be removed for several reasons; Here are the most common:
1) The item is believed to be a forgery.
2) The item is an illegal reproduction.
3) The item may have a legitimate signature but is on an illegal
4) The item listed is against the policy of the copyright/originating owner.
5) The item is using illegal logos, trademarks or copyrighted materials.
Due to the volume of items being addressed it will not be possible to
address all correspondence personally. Multiple violations of copyright law
may result in criminal charges or civil action against the seller.