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