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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:48 am 
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Hi Guys, Guess I am talking to the converted anyhow but a chum Neil from Retroaction is getting a organised petition to report to ebay the worst case scenario scammers of my scans (well my work anyhow). IF you can help out and report on ebay that would be great, I have been doing this myself for about a year and have had a £20 voucher but the person was still trading the next day under another name.

anway over to Neil :-)


Hi everyone,

Apologies for emailing you all like this, but I feel that I need to get this message across to as many like minded people as I can. You may have already noticed that I've posted news about this at my website Retroaction, but now I need your help to pass on this message.

We all like our retrogames in one way or another and the magazines that came with them have a fond place in our heart (check out my Back in Time for April 1990 to see how much I love these classic mags http://www.outofprintarchive.com/articl ... _1990.html ). You may know that these magazines have been slowly getting preserved on websites like World of Spectrum ( ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/magazines/ ), Amiga Magazine Rack ( http://amr.abime.net/ ), Out-of-Print Archive ( http://www.outofprintarchive.com/ ), etc. That's great, eh? However, a small handful of thieves are taking these scans, passing them off as their own work and selling them on at a profit. Thieves, yes, because, not only is this illegal (as the copyright remains with the original publisher), but they don't have the permission of the person who scanned them.

You may have come across the name Mort when reading about magazine scans. He's the dedicated guy who has put ten years of his life into scanning and preserving the likes of Crash, Zzap!64, Mean Machines, ACE, C&VG, CU Amiga, Commodore User and much more. It's mostly his work - which, I must stress, is hosted free on World of Spectrum and Amiga Magazine Rack - that is being leeched here. So with the only cost being the blank DVDs, these sellers are making between £5.00 and even up to £30.00 profit on each auction.

Well, we think enough is enough and it’s time to hit back. Remember, these people have no permission to sell these scans and don’t even have permission from the person who scanned them. I’ve already reported around 30 auctions from four different sellers. Yes, 30 auctions from 4 sellers. However, we all know that this is just the start. eBay may ignore this as a one off and just warn the seller. That’s where you come in. If you were a huge fan of these magazines, and appreciate the amount of work done to preserve them, then you owe it to yourself to report these copyrighted infringing auctions.

To make reporting the auctions that little bit easier I have included their user ids, links to their auctions and example reporting descriptions.

eBay has a long winded reporting system, but don’t let that put you off. Here’s what I’ve been reporting these DVDs as, but feel free to use your own method. To help the cause, feel free to send this announcement on to like minded people.

Report Item -> Counterfeit and breaches copyright -> Bootleg and counterfeit media -> Media on Recordable formats (CD-R, DVD-R, VHS tape, etc.)

Brief Description:

Mags remain copyright of Newsfield Publications. Seller has no permission to sell scans.
Mags remain copyright of www.emap.com. Seller has no permission to sell scans.
Mags remain copyright of Future Publishing-www.futureplc.com. Seller has no permission to sell scan
Mags remain copyright of Dennis Publishing-www.dennis.co.uk Seller has no permission to sell scans.
Mags remain copyright of original owners. Seller has no permission to sell scans.
All media on these DVDs remain copyright of original owners. Auction infringes ebay policies.
eBay scans DVD sellers. Here they are, named and shamed:

catherinesutton ( 176) http://shop.ebay.co.uk/catherinesutton/m.html
List of items currently selling (at time of writing):

ZZAP!64 Complete 90 issue set on DVD
Sega Force magazine collection all issues on DVD
Mean Machines Sega Complete 53 issue set on DVD
Crash Magazine Complete 98 issue set on DVD
Mean Machines Magazine Complete 24 issue set on DVD
Mean Machines Magazine Complete 24 issue set on DVD


sveta025 ( 33) http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZsveta025QQhtZ-1
List of items currently selling (at time of writing):

SUPER PLAY + N-FORCE +SNES FORCE MAGAZINES DVD COMPLETE
CVG COMPUTER AND VIDEO GAMES MAGAZINE DVD
SEGA FORCE MEGA MASTER VISIONS MAGAZINES COMPLETE DVD
ZERO VIDEO GAMES MAGAZINE DVD COMPLETE ALL ISSUES MAGZ
ACE ADVANCED COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE DVD MAGZ
MEAN MACHINES MM SEGA MAGAZINES DVD COMPLETE ALL ISSUES
NINTENDO POWER 1-145 FUN CLUB NEWS MAGAZINES 2 DVD
SINCLAIR ZX-SPECTRUM ENCYCL. ULTIMATE COLLECTION 20 DVD
COMMODORE C64 ULTIMATE ENCYCLOPEDIA 30 DVD COLLECTION


fpap1 ( 549) http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/RETRO-GAMERS-GARAGE
List of items currently selling (at time of writing):

Your Commodore & Commodore World Mag collection DVD
Mean Machines + MM SEGA + The Games Machine C64/128 DVD
NEW CVG COMPUTER & VIDEO GAMES 1-126 EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS
AHOY ! Commodore 64/128 Amiga COMPLETE Magazine DVD
Compute! Gazette COMPLETE Magazine Collection 2 DVD C64
RUN Commodore 64 / 128 Magazine Complete Collection DVD
Commodore Format + Commodore Disk User Collection DVD
Compute! Magazine Collection 4 DVD C64 – Apple II
The One + Games Machine + Raze mags on DVD + Coverdisks
Sinclair Spectrum ZX Ultimate Collection – 7 DVD’s
Commodore User + Micro Adventurer collection C64 DVD
COMPLETE CRASH Magazine DVD – Spectrum – ZX – Sinclair
COMPLETE Sinclair User Magazine DVD – ZX Spectrum
ACE MAGAZINE + COVER TAPES inc No 1 + EXCLUSIVE MUSIC
ZERO + The Games Machine DVD – PC – Atari ST – Amiga
Commodore Magazine + Big K + Micro Adventurer C64 Amiga
CU Amiga Magazine COMPLETE Collection 2 DVD
ALL NINTENDO POWER + N FORCE + SNES FORCE Magazines DVD
COMPLETE Your Sinclair Magazine DVD – ZX Spectrum
Zzap! 64 COMPLETE + Commodore Horizons Collection DVD


lynnanne12374 ( 1000) http://shop.ebay.co.uk/lynnanne12374/m.html
List of items currently selling (at time of writing):

Sega Force, Mega & Master Force Magazine – ALL ISSUES!
Zzap!64 Commodore C64 Magazine – ALL ISSUES! ZZAP 64
Crash Sinclair ZX Spectrum Magazine – ALL ISSUES!
ALL Amstrad Computer User & CPC Attack Magazine on DVD
Nintendo N-Force & SNES-Force Magazine – ALL ISSUES!
Your Commodore & Your 64 Magazine – ALL ISSUES! 2xDVD

Good luck, everyone, and spread the word.

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