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).