With Friends Like These: Amazon Advertising Against Illegal Camper Van Beethoven Links While Camper Van Beethoven Gives Amazon Exclusive Content.

For the release of Camper Van Beethoven’s new album we set up various promotional campaigns with various web retailers.  We did a signed edition with Newbury Comics,  we gave iTunes a couple of exclusive tracks to make a bonus edition.  And we also gave Amazon a couple of exclusive tracks for their bonus edition.

Today as we are compiling and labeling our screenshots to see who is advertising on massively infringing sites like Weblagu, against our music we came across Amazon advertising against an illegal download link.  Thanks Amazon.  With friends like these who needs enemies?

Now we know what Amazon is gonna say. “We can not control where our ads end up.”   We know this is not  true because we NEVER see Apple or Coca Cola products on these sites.

And even if that were true are you telling us that online ad networks are the equivalent of Skynet?

(the page was too long I had to cut it into two screenshots.  First shows the amazon advertisement.  The second screenshot show the top of the page with the infringing link).

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2 thoughts on “With Friends Like These: Amazon Advertising Against Illegal Camper Van Beethoven Links While Camper Van Beethoven Gives Amazon Exclusive Content.

  1. What’s the deal with Mediafire? Someone pointed out to me yesterday that wherever they have a dead link now due to a DMCA takedown, they serve up Amazon and iTunes affiliate links with the key words of the file they previously hosted illegally

    For example – key Lime Pie

    http://www.mediafire.com/error.php?errno=388&quickkey=1yndwznginu

    So even if someone does click through and legally buys the CD from Amazon or Itunes, Mediafire still get a cut from the affiliate link.

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