So I’m sitting at home, minding my own business when I get e-mail from someone that tells me that there is an auction happening on ebay that has some of my sounds for sale.

I would like to thank the person who sent me the e-mail. My best guess is that he’s either a customer of ours or just someone who understands what this kind of stuff does to small businesses like Kid Nepro.

My anonymous friend was good enough to send me the link to the auction and by putting a few simple facts together, I was able to figure out who was doing this. It was someone who had purchased our sounds from us, then copied them and auctioning them off on ebay!

Anyway, I had his phone number so I called him up. I think I was the last person he expected to be one the phone when he answered and I told him who I was, you could tell he was pretty shocked. When I told him I had seen the auction and asked him about it, he said¬†“my cousin put that up there”. Yeah right. Well, I knew that was a bunch of crap so I said “I don’t care if it was you or your “cousin”, if you don’t remove it then the next call your going to get is from my lawyers”.

About ten minutes later the auction had ended.

Let me just clarify what I mean about people stealing our sounds, so you know what to look out for.

I don’t mind if say, someone is selling a Roland Juno 106 on ebay and they are advertising that the Juno comes with our Juno 106 sound collection. As far as I’m concerned, that’s OK. I’m even OK, if someone has “the original” cassette tape, no longer has the Juno and just wants to resell the tape as “A One Time Auction”. However, if someone is making copies off the original tape, CD, USB stick, ZIP Disk, or whatever format they purchased our sounds in – then reselling the copies, then that’s “NOT OK”. Some situations fall in a grey area between the two so if your not sure just let us know and we will check it out.

As you can imagine, this type of stuff really hurts our bottom line. It’s frustrating to spend time programming a new set of sounds and then have someone comes along, steal and sell them as their own. I’m sure if you own any type of copyright you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Let me just thank you in advance for your help. Please send any copyright violations to: support@kidnepro.com