how do you dodge the dump
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how do you dodge the dump

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I want to know what can you do to keep your custom figure on ebay? I been seeinga lot of good quality custom being booted off hours before the auction closes

Posted by 18thstreet-Geppetto
on Tuesday, September 25, 2007
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Homicide -
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Apparently its illegal to SELL the custom figure, but if you just make them and put them on display for the whole world to see then its not. This is what I have been told. Now I am not sure if I believe it. I don't see how its copyright infringement because of the simple fact that I bought it, I tore it apart and put it back together with several other things to make a new one, then added all kinds of other details using some kind of sculpting material. I bought it, I should be able to do whatever the hell I want to it.

You can't get in trouble for selling a DVD, why should this be any different. Now if you bootleg the DVD and try to sell it then you will be busted, but a normal "I just bought it from the store" DVD you can sell. Even if you wrote all kinds of jibberish on the package you can still sell it.

Not sure if I can believe its CR infringement. But meh whatever I don't really know all the laws and rules of it so I won't say anymore.
deadeye -
Monday, October 1, 2007
Technically, selling custom action figures is borderline copyright infringement, Which IMO is BS. If it were illegal, we wouldn't have ToyFare having custom figures in ever issue.

Don't worry, Marvel and DC like us making custom figures and spreading interest in their characters as well and buying the pegwarmers at the stores. Most likely, someone was irrate with the seller and reported them to eBay for selling something copyright infringing and eBay, to cover their own butts in the chance that it was, pulled the auction. eBay is a broadsword on some issues when they need to be a dagger.

Or as said above, he might have been offered a REALLY big amount by someone and pulled the auction to accept it.

Totally agree and love that adage about being a Broadsword when they should be a dagger

well said

~_@
Dedi
VariablePenguin -
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Technically, selling custom action figures is borderline copyright infringement, Which IMO is BS. If it were illegal, we wouldn't have ToyFare having custom figures in ever issue.

Don't worry, Marvel and DC like us making custom figures and spreading interest in their characters as well and buying the pegwarmers at the stores. Most likely, someone was irrate with the seller and reported them to eBay for selling something copyright infringing and eBay, to cover their own butts in the chance that it was, pulled the auction. eBay is a broadsword on some issues when they need to be a dagger.

Or as said above, he might have been offered a REALLY big amount by someone and pulled the auction to accept it.
Punstarr -
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Reported? How are customs an Ebay seller violation?
TPCustomStudio -
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Someone either reported him, out of spite or he removed it cause someone probably offered him a good amount for it.
18thstreet-Geppetto -
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
nah I think ebay has been kickin off the auctions, cause I saw a few days ago a custom of the hulk, this thing was fah-kin bad a$$ (it was that good that I had to swear) and the vato that made it put a few of his customs on ebay but only the hulk figure got taken off, and thats just one example
TPCustomStudio -
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Yeah thats what I heard too.
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I heard too that people's auctions were being pulled because they had links to their website in the banner ads? Something like that
VariablePenguin -
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Now are you sure they're being pulled or are the sellers closing the auction early?
ToymakerB -
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Cover your A$$! Plain and simple. Don't use any copy written material IE Pictures from Comic books or websites. Be non descript, Use TM next to names of character or Company names Marvel, DC, etc. Always mention that you are an artist and that the custom is an interpretation of said character. Lastly ...Even though people like comic accurate figures, change the smallest detail to make it different from the original. Good luck flying under the radar.
Punstarr -
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Booted off? By Ebay?
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