Copyright takes LDS garment listing off eBay
Feb. 21, 2004
ReligionNewsBlog.com • Saturday February 21, 2004
The on-again, off-again Internet auction of sacred Mormon temple garments is off again for the time being, but not as a result of the furor their sale stirred among members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
EBay spokesman Hani Durzy said Friday that the Web site removed a listing for the undergarments, which are only to be worn by authorized LDS members, because it contained text for which an LDS Web site holds copyrights.
“We do not have a policy against listing Mormon garments on eBay as long as the seller owns them and properly lists them,” Durzy emphasized.
The seller, Andrew Moody of Dallas, is welcome to restore his listing if he removes the offending text, Durzy said. Moody outraged Mormons by offering the sacred underwear for sale.
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