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Report: Google Wants Payment Companies To Block Funds To Illegal Piracy Sites
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msg:4546789
 4:07 pm on Feb 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

Google executives are in talks with Visa, Paypal and Mastercard to block illegal websites from receiving funding, the Telegraph has reported.

It might mean Google could avoid making more alterations to its search results to disadvantage illegal sites, the report said.

Report: Google Wants Payment Companies To Block Funds To Illegal Piracy Sites [bbc.co.uk]

 

Leosghost




msg:4546837
 7:05 pm on Feb 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

Perhaps Google and Yahoo will stop running ads on such sites then..
Adsense from Google ( and in the case of Yahoo their "partner program" , which is the equivalent of "adsense premium publisher"..a "direct feed" ) on certain warez sites and the cyberlockers which they feed..

At least two of these sites have been online and running ads from either G or Y for the last 5 years..without interruption..

So it isn't like G or Y don't know what kind of sites they are in partnership with..and their ad feeds are not being delivered via 3rd parties..the "on hover" on the ads leads straight back to either G or Y ..

Not to mention the enormous number of sites on blogger and blogspot that are set up as warez link portals to cyberlockers..

G and Y need to clean house themselves and stop knowingly partnering with illegal sites /criminals..before pointing fingers at payments companies..

johnhh




msg:4546877
 8:44 pm on Feb 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

'illegal' difficult to define that - what's 'illegal' in one country may be 'legal' in another. As you normally receive payment through a merchant gateway, perhaps it is these that are accepting customers that are 'illegal' and diverting customers from Google's own operations. Google attempt to weave itself into every jurisdiction and economic activity, yet avoiding taxation and regulation itself is starting to annoy me.

dstiles




msg:4546887
 9:00 pm on Feb 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

Google already has a partial "in" to payment sites in googleapis. I have now been forced, much against my will, to use at least two web sites which will not work without javascripts for this enabled. How much attention G pays to such transactions I don't really know, but there has to be a down-side amongst it. I have complained to some sites and even stopped using them, but G still intrudes.

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