Apple removes Steve Jobs dolls from eBay again

By on Dec 24, 2010 in Internet, Shopping Comments

Apple removes Steve Jobs dolls from eBay again, after the rare figurine went on sale at Ebay for $1,125 each recently, according to iPhone Savior on Wednesday.

Apparently, Apple was said to have requested that the Steve Jobs dolls be removed from eBay due to the ‘violation of a celebrity’s right of publicity’.

“Your item was removed because of a request we received from Apple, Inc., a member of our Verified Rights Owner Program (VeRO), asking us to remove the item for: Item(s) violates a celebrity’s right of publicity.” eBay said.

Nonetheless, one last auction on Tuesday informed potential buyers that Apple was moving to remove the Steve Jobs action figure from Ebay.

Incidentally, this is not the first time the Steve Jobs dolls or action figures were sold at eBay and was later removed.

On November 23, MIC Gadget, a Chinese toy manufacturer was also ordered to remove the selling of the Steve Jobs dolls at eBay two days after it was released, due to apparent selling without consent. The website then apologized to Apple, which sold only about 300 pcs. for $79 each.

But prior to the recently removed eBay auction for the Steve Jobs dolls, it was also reported that the controversial action figure was sold at eBay for $2,500 each by an American seller.



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