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Our House Rules

Vintage PDF Files

Generally, Etsy allows you to sell PDFs of vintage content if the original content was created 20 or more years ago. This may include scans of vintage photographs, books, or patterns.

Please keep in mind:

  • You are responsible to abiding by all intellectual property requirements, including Etsy’s Intellectual Property Policy.
  • In order to avoid buyer confusion, you must clearly disclose that the item for sale is a PDF. Files must also be available for instant download through your Downloads page.
  • Scans of non-vintage items must meet our handmade or craft supplies policies.
  • Vintage pornography is prohibited.

Last updated on Nov 16, 2018