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 Half.com Policies - Is my item allowed on Half.com?

Prohibited, Questionable & Infringing Items

Find out if your item is allowed by following the bulleted steps below. As a Half.com member, you are ultimately responsible for making sure that buying or selling your item(s) is legal in the eyes of the law.

Take these steps to find out if your item can be listed on Half.com:

  • First, review Half.com's listing policies. These guidelines will help you properly list items and understand what is allowed on Half.com.

  • If you're still unsure about listing your particular item, look over the select list of items below. These guidelines and policies are designed to help you buy and sell safely on Half.com. Remember that:

    1. "Prohibited" means that these items may not be listed on Half.com.

    2. "Questionable" means that items may be listed under certain conditions.

    3. "Potentially Infringing" means that items may be in violation of certain copyrights, trademarks or other rights. For your protection, some items here are not allowed ("prohibited"), regardless of the legality of these particular items, because they almost always violate copyright or trademark laws.

Prohibited

Advertisements
Counterfeit Items
Domain Names
Surveillance Equipment
TV Descramblers

Questionable

Autographed Items


Potentially Infringing (copyright & trademark)

Contracts and Tickets
Copyrighted Items
Games: Sega/Nintendo/Sony
Key Word Spamming
Music, Movies and Photos
Software
Trademarked Items
Your Listing - Copyrights and TMs

Important Note

Even if you offer to give away for "free" (rather than sell) a prohibited, questionable, or infringing item, this will not relieve you of potential liability. This applies to both seller and buyer.

This list is updated from time to time and is incorporated by reference into the User Agreement. These guidelines do not constitute legal advice and do not pertain to any particular company's practices. When in doubt, check with law enforcement agencies, a lawyer, the law or with a copyright, trademark or other rights owner for clarification. Half.com also has adopted certain policies regarding prohibited items, regardless of the legality of the item.

Report Questionable, Prohibited, or Potentially Infringing Listing

To report a questionable, prohibited, or potentially infringing listing, click on the appropriate link below. On the following page, click on "Contact Customer Service" (you may be asked to sign in), insert the entire URL from the item in question, along with a detailed message pertaining to the issue at hand, then click the 'Send' button.

Questionable or Prohibited
Potentially Infringing

Why did Half.com remove my item?

If Half.com removes your item because it violates one of our stated policies, you deserve to be properly informed. Therefore, Half.com will notify the seller via email when an item is removed.

Region 0 DVDs

Half.com only allows the sale of Region 1 DVDs. All imported DVDs will be removed. Region 0 DVDs will be permitted, provided that they are not imports. Any Region 0 DVD listed which does not contain a statement of its origin will be removed.