Not that I thought I would actually make any money here, but i figured i had nothing to lose. I received the following message from e-bay and thought i would share so nobody further wastes their time.
MC999 This Listing Has Been Removed: Item # 251447896620 - Apple iPhone 5s (Latest Model) - 16GB - Gold (AT&T) Smartphone WITH FLAPPY BIRD
Hello my_username (my_email),
After reviewing your eBay account, it appears that you have violated eBay's Copyright Violation - Unauthorized Item policy. As a result, we've taken the following action on your account: - Listings have been removed. - We have credited all associated fees except for the final value fee for your listing(s).
Due to copyright concerns, listings for unauthorized copies of items such as movies, music, software, photographs and books aren't allowed on eBay. You may sell products on recordable media (such as VHS tapes, audio tapes, CD-Rs, and DVD-Rs) if you are the copyright owner or are authorized by the owner to sell the product. This information must be clearly documented in your listing.
For more information, go to: http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/copyrights.html
Smartphones and tablets must be restored to factory settings before they are allowed to be sold on eBay. Please remove all content from your device, including the game Flappy Bird, before you attempt to list your item again. Please be sure your current and future listings follow these guidelines, keeping in mind that additional violations of this policy could result in the suspension of your account.
We understand that you may have been unaware of this eBay policy, and we encourage you to learn how to keep your experiences on eBay successful.
We appreciate your cooperation. Thanks,
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