Music Tech Solutions makes a good point. Where does the money go? And shouldn’t the advertisers be entitled to a full refund? And what about the shadowy groups that distribute this content? What sort of laws are violated going into business with these groups?
Americans are freedom loving people, and nothing says freedom like getting away with it…
From Long, Long Time written by Guy Forsyth
Google’s UK Policy Manager Theo Bertram advised in 2012–“Follow the Money to Fight Online Piracy“. Google’s copyright lawyer Katherine Oyama endorsed this approach on behalf of Google before the U.S. Congress in 2011 (“We would publicly support legislation like what I described, the follow the money approach…”).
Several UK banks and other advertisers are now doing just that according to the London Times (“Banks pull Google ads in row over hate videos“):
Three of Britain’s biggest banks have pulled advertising from Google after their marketing appeared alongside extremist YouTube videos.
HSBC, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland acted over fears that chunks of their advertising budgets have inadvertently ended up in the pockets of banned hate preachers and anti-semites. The lenders join a growing…
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