Ad sponsored piracy with Google’s DoubleClick leading the way

Today the Digital Citizens Alliance* released a follow-up to last year’s report that examined the connection between online piracy and advertising profits.  According to results documented in today’s release, Good Money Still Going Bad, not much has changed.  Tainted revenue totals from 2014 aren’t very different from 2013.  The 589 websites included in the report generated 209 million dollars from advertising.  This, despite the fact that many of the rogue sites included in the earlier report had been shuttered. With mountains of evidence that ad sponsored piracy remains a hydra with many heads, why do supposedly legit companies like Google still find themselves intimately attached to...

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