AdWord advertising on copyright-infringing lyric
Lawyers representing the NMPA
(National Music Publishers' Association), the leading trade association
representing U.S. music publishers, have met with Google
to discuss the problem of AdWord advertising on copyright-infringing lyric
websites. They want to stop copyright infringers from making money. According to
US Today, Google said in a statement: "We take copyrights very seriously.
In accordance with our policy, we disable ads on websites in our content network
when we are made aware that they appear next to copyrighted content. Copyright
holders who find their copyrighted material appearing next to Google ads can
find more information about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
take-down requests on our AdSense website. Hundreds of thousands of website
publishers responsibly abide by our policies and we're committed to preventing
those who don't from using our program."
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