farmboy - 12:41 pm on Mar 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
...but many may see ...
That's the money quote.
Here in the U.S., if someone has a job for hourly wages, the employer must pay the employee 150% of the hourly wage for any time worked in excess of 40 hours in a week. Even if the employee wants to work extra for the regular wage and the employer agrees, government won't allow it.
I'm happy to put AdSense on my sites without knowing up front what percentage of their income they will pay me for clicks. I agreed to it with full knowledge when I first placed the code on my site 6+ years ago.
Yet there are people who could just remove the code from their site and be done with it, but won't. They pretend they know what's best for everyone - or don't care about anyone else but themselves.
AdSense doesn't seem to have much of a threat from direct competition. The biggest threat seems to be people who want to go whining and complaining to their nanny about something they could easily remedy themselves if they don't like it.
But that seems to be the way it is with humans and life. Some people find something they enjoy and like and a few disgruntled people manage to ruin it for everyone else.
Hopefully they won't manage to ruin AdSense.