I, yesterday, started some eBay auctions (see recent posts here). Included were some Japanese Mac OS 9 install CD's. I got an email today that eBay had pulled that auction. Here's what the email said:
"270250253857 - JAPANESE Apple Mac OS 9 install and recovery disks G4
The listing was removed because it violated eBay policy. We notified members who placed bids on the item that the listing has been canceled.
The rights owner, BSA (Business Software Alliance) (US), notified eBay that this listing violates intellectual property rights. When eBay receives a report of this type of violation, we remove the listing to comply with the law."
These were standard G4 install disks, not pirated. Anyone got a clue why there's a problem with these when any quick perusal of the Mac OS auctions on eBay has many machine specific Mac OS install disks listed:
Why's eBay picking on me? And who is BSA? What are they doing with the rights?