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Google To Give 3 Months Notice Of Rejecting AdWords In France

     
2:10 pm on Oct 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Google To Give 3 Months Notice Of Rejecting AdWords In France [nytimes.com]
Google has pledged to overhaul its rules and procedures for blocking certain advertisers from buying “sponsored links” on its search engine as part of a settlement with French authorities announced Thursday.

As part of the deal with French Competition Authority, Google agreed to adopt conditions, including a three-month notification period, when it rejects some ads from appearing next to its search results in France.
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Another example on why Google policy makers need to get out of thier offices and look at Google from the street.
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is it my imagination or does every government that has backbone when it comes to google residing in europe?
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As someone who's spent a limited amount of time in Canada and most of my life in the UK, I'd say consumer law back home is a lot better. For instance, EU-wide there is a minimum 12-month guarantee on electronic purchases.

3 months notice seems like a fair practice for Google to have, for them and for their customers.
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NY Times is wrong, I spoke with Google. They have to make the changes in france for specific ads, but no where else. They have NO plans on changing their policies elsewhere.
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I cannot reconcile this bit of the article@

The specific conditions apply only in France, and concern only ads for tools aimed at helping drivers avoid speeding tickets.


with this:

the French Competition Authority got Google to modify its contractual rules on a worldwide basis