liberation8 of Hartlepool, Cleveland, United Kingdom stole our 2012 One Ounce Silver Britannia photograph to use on eBay, without our permission, to try to sell his own. Totally dishonest.
Image theft is endemic on eBay, and most sellers appear not to care whether their buyers are deceived.
High eBay Feedback is No Guarantee of Integrity or Honesty
When we wrote this page, this eBay member’s feedback was 64 with 100% Positive Feedback according to eBay.
eBay Copyright Thieves
Many eBay vendors use our coin photographs to sell inferior quality coins on eBay. These eBay members are dishonest and should be avoided.
We believe eBay profits from IP rights infringements (copyright theft), and does so knowingly, only removing infringing items reluctantly, if at all.
We invest a great deal of time, effort, and cost into creating some of the best photographic coin and gold bar images on the internet. We strongly object when lazy and dishonest people decide to use them without a by your leave or thanks, doing so in competition with us. It is always possible, even likely, that sellers who steal photographs do not own a similar item, and have the intention to totally defraud potential buyers.
Copyright theft is dishonest. We recommend you avoid doing business with dishonest dealers. The vendor is not only cheating us by stealing our copyright images, he is fraudulently or ignorantly misleading and deceiving all potential buyers. Gaining pecuniary advantage by deception is the definition of fraud.
“2012 1oz .958 Silver Britannia Two Pound Coin 25th Anniversary Royal Mint Blisterpack.
Brand New, Untouched, Uncirculated Perfect Mint Condition.
In Original Royal Mint Blisterpack.
A lovely New Design For This 2012 25th Anniversary Edition Of A Great British Coin.”
Seller ID: liberation8
Item Number: 150736847173
Date: 17th January, 2012
Description: 2012 1oz .958 Silver Britannia Two Pound Coin 25th Anniversary RM Blisterpack
The seller was asking for a buy it now price of £32.95.
Even after eBay’s greedy 10% selling fees, and possible PayPal charges, the seller would almost certainly have been much better off selling the coins to us, instead of stealing our photographs.