eBay Adds Music Downloads Category

During the pilot, only pre-approved sellers will be able to list in eBay’s Digital Downloads category. After 180 days we will evaluate the pilot and determine whether to enable other copyright ownersor resellers of downloadable media to list in eBay’s Digital Downloads category if they meet certain criteria that will ensure copyright protection, service level agreements and safety, etc.

Approved sellers in this pilot have represented to eBay that they are the rights owner or have contractual permission from the rights owner to resell the listed media. Downloads bought through eBay will take place in the secure environment of the seller. During the checkout process, the buyer may be redirected to a separate, branded and secure site to complete the transaction and to download the purchased music.

The category is currently available on eBay’s site, but there are no listings yet.