Ebay - selling pages from a magazine

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Posted 2/1/2013 by Stampnf1n in NSBR Board


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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:05:00 PM
I called Ebay and the customer service rep didnt know this answer I am pretty sure. I won an auction for a quilt pattern. I didnt notice but the description said that the pattern was pages from a magazine. I received the pattern and it is usable and complete but it is actually pages out of a quilt magazine.

Does this sound legal? Would the pattern be copyrighted or property of the magazine?

I only paid two dollars for it and I do like the pattern. I am just curious.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:11:22 PM
I've seen people sell whole magazines so I wouldn't think there's any law or anything against it-as long as it's not a copy of a page from a magazine. Seems cheesy to me though.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:13:18 PM
Well, you can sell the whole magazine so I don't see why you wouldn't be able to sell just pages from one.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:54:40 PM
Ok - thanks. A good magazine could make you some good money! HA

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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:57:34 PM
It would be illegal to copy the page and sell the copy.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:08:03 PM
People sell individual magazine pages for various reasons.

Vintage ads are probably the ones I see the most, but I see them sold for photos/articles of celebrities as well.

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