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Can I sell the pdf files of my instructable, that you can make when you edit an instructable, on ebay? Answered



Best Answer 9 years ago

No, you cannot. See item 9 of the Terms of Service to which you agreed when you joined Instructables. You own the content, but the production of the PDF is part of the service which I'bles provides.

. Let's see if I got this right. Please correct me if not.
. The author owns the content and usually licenses it as Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa). In a nutshell, I can't sell it or use it as part of something for sale, I have to tell everyone where I got it, and I can change it as I see fit. I've seen a topic or some other page with good info on the different licenses, but can't seem to find it right now. :(
. In return for hosting the content Robot automatically gets the right to use it as he pleases and owns the presentation, including the PDFs.
. I can copy the content (does that include the pics?) to my web site as long as I give the author credit.
. I found this while looking for the licensing page mentioned above: https://www.instructables.com/community/A-few-thoughts-about-copyright-and-Instructables/#CK2GYKMF8DOZOMJ

You could try, but any customer with half a brain would quickly realise that they could have obtained it for free directly from the site, and come after you for their money back.

That, and certain people occasionally trawl ebay for people ripping off Instructables...

. Click on the More Info link in the Info box in the right column of each iBle and look at the License specified. In most cases, this will have Non-Commercial stuck in there somewhere (click on the license name for more info). So, in most cases, no. . You can give them away if you want to. (I think you can ... Robot may have some kind of copyright on the PDF itself.)