Google AdSense Funds File Sharing & Other Shady Sites...

Aug 23rd

Google AdSense funds the business models of websites that steal others content and run AdSense as a business model.

They believe they have absolutely no responsibility for the quality of the content which they throw ads on or make money off of, or at least this recent AdSense statement indicates that:

Google AdSense is a program for web publishers who want to display advertising on web pages they control. By placing AdSense code on their web pages, the publisher can display text-based Google ads that are relevant to the content readers see on the pages. Publishers, not Google, control what pages have ads and the content of those pages.

Google is a provider of information, not a mediator. We serve ads targeted to certain web pages, but we don't control the content of these pages. For these kinds of questions or comments, it is best to directly address the webmaster of the page in question.

So if Google is a provider of information and not a mediator, why do they ban some websites? Why don't they let me run warez, file sharing, and crack ads on Google if they are willing to fund those types of sites away from Google? If it is ok for Google to fund sites that steal copyrighted work would Google give me no retribution for scraping PageRank and making it freely accessible outside of their toolbar?

I generally like Google as a company, but they shouldn't ask for user feedback if they are going to tell their users to go screw themselves. They are probably better off just not responding, and maybe just not even asking for feedback.

Published: August 23, 2005

Comments

August 28, 2006 - 9:51pm

Seem's that your really feeling it, once my site got banned but its simply a letter coming your way from google about this and that it's really a matter for new time 2 web earners. Well that is i think how people start thinking ...

September 13, 2005 - 3:55pm
September 25, 2005 - 3:49pm

some warez websites are even displaying google ads.

saw a snapshot here

http://labnol.blogspot.com/2005/09/google-adsense-for-catching-software....

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