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June 29, 2006

What You Can't Buy With Google Checkout

Google has a very strict policy regarding items that can be sold using Google Checkout. Here's what you can't buy:

Body parts - Organs or other body parts

Cable descramblers and black boxes - Devices intended to obtain cable and satellite signals for free

Copyrighted media - Unauthorized copies of books, music, movies, and other licensed or protected materials

Drugs and drug paraphernalia - Illegal drugs and drug accessories, including herbal drugs such as salvia and magic mushrooms

Endangered species - Plants, animals or other organisms (including product derivatives) in danger of extinction

Occult goods - Materials, goods or paraphernalia for use in satanic, sacrificial, or related practices

Prescription drugs or pharmacies - Drugs or other products requiring a prescription by a licensed medical practitioner or any online pharmacies

Weapons - Firearms, ammunition, knives, brass knuckles, gun parts, and other armaments

... and many more.

{ Via Digg. }


  1. It seems like the hyperlink "and many more" is broken :(

  2. I wonder if the "Occult goods" is apart of the Google "Don't be evil" policy?

  3. A commenter over at TechCrunch says there's a clause against selling subscriptions to content. Haven't looked yet myself though. That's totally wrong of Goog to not allow satanic stuff to be sold. Outside of satanists, I'll bet there will be some pagans unhappy with this too.

  4. Ah, This is awesome! Clears up
    several contradictions I've heard


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