eBay Kills iTunes Song Auction
from the so-much-for-that-experiment dept
As expected by some, eBay has taken down the auction for the iTunes song that we mentioned yesterday. eBay’s terms of service say you can’t sell anything that is delivered digitally – so a digital song violates that rule. The guy who was selling the song says he’s asked eBay to reinstate the auction if he promises to only provide physical delivery of the song (say on a CD-ROM). It certainly still leaves open the question of whether or not an iTunes song can be sold. The most interesting part of this story is that Apple has stilled remained completely silent on the issue. Since it’s really going to come down to them, you would think they would speak up. If someone asked them point blank whether or not you can sell an iTunes song you downloaded, they should have an answer. Anyway, I imagine that some other auction site would be more than happy to host this publicity generating auction, so eventually we’ll find out.
Comments on “eBay Kills iTunes Song Auction”
I knew eBay didn’t allow items that were to be delivered electronically over “the internet”, but I can’t find a ban on “digital delivery”. Are you sure about this? Since software is almost delivered digitally (on various media) that would eliminate just about all software from eBay.
Re: Digital ban?
Right. I meant over the internet. Where the delivery mechanism is digital. Software comes on a physical medium (the CD-ROM).
Re: Re: Digital ban?
Yeah…. I know I’ve seen e-books for sale on e-bay…
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