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Yahoo and Google sued over gambling ads

Yahoo, Google and several other major websites and companies have been hit with a lawsuit saying they carry online gambling ads in violation of California law. The lawsuit demands that the companies stop accepting advertisements based on searches for terms such as "illegal gambling," "Internet gambling" and "California gambling."


  • August 5, 2004: Mithaftung für kontext-bezogene Werbung?,
    "Google, Yahoo und etliche andere Suchmaschinen stehen vor einem neuen Problem. Eine in Kalifornien eingeleitete Sammelklage behauptet, dass die Suchhilfen bewusst Werbeaufträge von Glücksspiel-Anbietern annehmen. Doch das verstößt gegen kalifornisches Recht."

  • August 3, 2004: Ben, Charny, Major Web sites hit with suit over gambling ads,
    "Some gambling ads on Google, Yahoo and other major Web sites are illegal in California, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday."



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