What a messy end to a PayPal account the following story is. A problem which could have been corrected by someone at PayPal actually bothering to read the site/items in question. This mess just shows that PayPal doesn’t care, its a total automated merry go round of stupidity. It really is a must read, has some very interesting twists such as the banning of a family member’s PayPal for basically being associated with the victim seller in this case.
If you read nothing else on this site at all read this
The writer put it together on a page we have mirrored here :
Another tale from the VERO department hell that is eBay. In this case its a US company trying to claim there copyrights stand in the UK, when the UK patent office people are saying its a generic item. Anyhow the end result due to the incompetent fools that run eBay is one mans business gone just like that in 24hrs and yet he did nothing wrong.
A post from 2013 detailing how one eBay user was pushed out of business due to a rivals false trademark claims and abuse of eBay’s VERO program. It basically points out eBay don’t even bother to check if the so called rights owner is the rights owner and leaves you with no way to appeal basically washing there hands of there matter and telling you to sort the issue out with the person/company making the claims, can see that ending well…
A site that has alot of advice on how to fight eBays VERO program and DMCA ( ‘MURICA!!! :l ) notices they don’t work in the EU, UK, Russia or other sane places so no worries there anyhow, but they may affect your web hosting.
A site that contains alot of information on how to file counter notices and other bits of legal necessity’s when eBay sends you the dreaded VERO email. Also contains a few loopholes you can use or get screwed by a must read.
The VERO take down the ultimate weapon in big companies who don’t want you selling there goods 2nd hand or not could only exist in the world of eBay. Basically a huge company might not want you selling there items so they contact eBay, eBay then remove the items (genuine or not it don’t matter to them) with no proof or consultation, they then wait to here from the so called rights holder if its ok for you to sell that product of course thats not going to happen you just get ignored. I myself have fought off Microsoft twice, eBay don’t care though… no where else could a company force you to not sell goods/items you legally paid for as 2nd hand or used.
Luckily a site called Tabbers Tempations lists cases and issues and contains alot of very useful advice worth a read if your in that situation.