Way Past the Creepy Line: The Infringement for Profit DMCA License Meets the War on Terror

Google Chrome Ad on Terror Video

The Daily Mail has a fascinating article today “Google Cashes in on Hate Videos: Ads for Reputable Companies Featured Alongside Terror Videos.”  And you’ll notice from the screen capture above, one of those “reputable companies” is Google itself.

Both MTP and The Trichordist as well as the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab have raised public awareness of how Google profits from piracy by serving ads for legitimate companies that are served in turn to pirate sites selling inventory.  We’ve shown how Google profits from videos on YouTube that are essentially ads for drug sales and human trafficking networks.

Google paid a $500,000,000 fine to the US Government for selling ads for illegal drug sites.

It should have become obvious that Google will sell ads for anything to anyone regardless of the purpose.

And now this.

I can’t wait to hear the excuses.

Adsense and Doubleclick are both plagued with the same thing–a vile design defect that allows Google to profit from anything.

Gives “self radicalization” a whole new meaning, don’t it just?

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