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    Legality of selling router ?

    This is a discussion on Legality of selling router ? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Why not just give the router away free on ebay, And charge 30 or whatever for post & Packing...

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      Re: Legality of selling router ?

      Why not just give the router away free on ebay,
      And charge 30 or whatever for post & Packing
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      Re: Legality of selling router ?

      Quote Originally Posted by Lawman View Post
      Why not just give the router away free on ebay,
      And charge 30 or whatever for post & Packing
      1. Circumventing eBay fees.
      2. Not his to give away.

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      Re: Legality of selling router ?

      It has to be the fact is has the word Sky and possibly a picture I think and it was designed for Skybroadband.

      Like I said Ebay have just taken the easy way out, saves them a few quid in legal fees.




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      Re: Legality of selling router ?

      NR I still feel its too patronising an argument for Sky. With that logic, virtually any branded item will be off limits for ebay to allow the sell of !

      If the router has been flashed, that software doesnt belong to SKy. Its gone and no more Sky's property. Their software is on CD. Dont sell the CD. Hardware brand is Netgear, so wheres the problem ?

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      Re: Legality of selling router ?

      I ain't got the problem I was trying to offer an explantion.

      Copyright law is very expensive to defend and as an individual, it can cost tens of thousands of pounds to defend an Intellectual copyright case. Believe me I have been there.

      Only Sky will know the answer, but if it was my logo or my equipment been sold or my hard work after designing a piece of software, I too would be firing off emails to Ebay.

      Everyone has different views, yeah, but Copyright infrigement is a multi million pound business.

      Maybe Sky are just trying to flex their muscles we don't know.




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      Re: Legality of selling router ?

      Hang on a minute! Sky must have sent you new router for a reason, ie the old one is suspected to be faulty? So you are trying to sell a suspect router on ebay? Mmmmmm Why dont you just keep it as a spare and save yourself a load of grief and money when your new one blows up in a year or so and Sky want 50 for replacement. Thats what did with the extra one Sky sent me that I didn't ask for! Also if they suddenly release they have sent 2 and want it back at a later date they are quite welcome to it. It can only be worth 20 -25 quid on Ebay surely!

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      Re: Legality of selling router ?

      I'd be surprised if you did get 20 to 25 quid for a Sky router as most people are using there own routers for SkyBB, thus in turn pretty much says that Sky's routers are poor.

      I wouldn't buy one.

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      Re: Legality of selling router ?

      so just to clarify even if i dont want to sell this ****ty router is there something i can do/indeed have to do to use it with another isp,I kinda thinking of cancelling sky cos its fkin crap im on the max and im getting a rather unreasonable and very unreliable 2 meg at best.

      I had a 30 ft lan cable connected to a neighbour on the mid and could quite happily sit at 7.5 meg all day for a constant 2 weeks.Bitched to sky and because they didnt get back to me within the quoted 8 cooling off they said i can still cancel.Which was nice
      If they dont request the router be sent back can i use with someone else.

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      Re: Legality of selling router ?

      Quote Originally Posted by gloryboy View Post
      so just to clarify even if i dont want to sell this ****ty router is there something i can do/indeed have to do to use it with another isp,I kinda thinking of cancelling sky cos its fkin crap im on the max and im getting a rather unreasonable and very unreliable 2 meg at best.

      I had a 30 ft lan cable connected to a neighbour on the mid and could quite happily sit at 7.5 meg all day for a constant 2 weeks.Bitched to sky and because they didnt get back to me within the quoted 8 cooling off they said i can still cancel.Which was nice
      If they dont request the router be sent back can i use with someone else.

      The only way to use it with someone else would be to flash it back to netgear firmware, my bro tried that with a Sky router he accuired from somewhere, It is now Kaput!! Just says "Invalid Firmware Version" and it wont reflash.

     

     
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