ADWEEK : “Ad Industry Takes Major Step to Fight Online Piracy”… Again…

Stop me, oh uh, stop me, if you think you’ve heard this one before… The advertising industry took a major step Thursday in fighting rogue websites that steal copyrighted material and sell counterfeit goods. To cut off the financial support that keeps rogue sites alive, the nation’s two major ad industry associations recommended agencies and… Continue reading ADWEEK : “Ad Industry Takes Major Step to Fight Online Piracy”… Again…

Dear American Express: Stop advertising on sites that illegally exploit my music.

Dear American Express: I write you today to ask why your ads are appearing on top rogue sites such as http://www.filestube.com? Sites like these are for-profit enterprise level organizations often with ties to organized crime. Sites like these appear to profit by illegally exploiting artists copyrights and monetizing their web traffic through advertising. Yes, advertising bought and paid… Continue reading Dear American Express: Stop advertising on sites that illegally exploit my music.

Dead Kennedys Exploited by Charter, Blizzard, @AlaskaAir and @1800Flowers

Music Piracy is not about fans sharing music. As we can see from the screen shots below this truly appears to be a mass scale, enterprise level, organized crime being funded by advertising dollars funded by major brands and companies laundered through online ad networks. CORPORATE RELATIONS CONTACT INFO: Alaska Airlines Maria Koenig maria.koenig@alaskaair.com Tweets… Continue reading Dead Kennedys Exploited by Charter, Blizzard, @AlaskaAir and @1800Flowers

Mullets, Platform Shoes, Mack Daddies and Public Knowledge

Written by Chris Castle “[W]hen it comes to the internet, there’s always someone in the middle, especially when it comes to handling the money.” Wired Magazine Call me cynical, but I always keep an eye on Friday afternoon press releases–Friday afternoons are the great graveyard of bad news. Google announced on August 10 (Friday) that… Continue reading Mullets, Platform Shoes, Mack Daddies and Public Knowledge

The Pirate Bay – Top Google Search, No Really…

We can’t make this up. Google started promoting their “Hot Searches” list this week. They rolled it out with a screen shot showing The Pirate Bay at the top of the list of “Hot Searches”. It don’t get no more simple than this folks. See Also: * Artist Know They Enemy, Who’s Ripping You Off… Continue reading The Pirate Bay – Top Google Search, No Really…