Is Google Using Voice Recognition for Adwords?

Music Technology Policy

They could use it to convert the soundtrack of YouTube videos into text and sell those words as Adwords to serve ads. MTP readers will recall that I was invited to participate in an episode of the Music Biz Podcast about the songwriter class actions against Spotify.

Adwords Banned Drug Arimidex Videos on YouTube

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Right near the top of the Google Adwords “unapproved pharmaceuticals” list is ArimaDex. So why would this drug be banned from Adwords? Of course, one might ask why YouTube would allow commercials…I mean UGC…for sellers of a drug that’s banned on Adwords.

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Do YouTube “How To” Videos to Cheat Drug Tests Violate Adwords Policies?

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However, it’s interesting to note how Google uses YouTube videos as a dodge for what would likely be a violation of Adwords policies if the video (or the product in the video) were itself an advertisement served through Adwords.

Adword Search: How Many People are Searching for Free Movies?

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Here’s a little experiment: Try using Google Adwords ”keywords tool”–a program that suggests Google Adwords matched to keywords you enter. Meaning, if you want to buy an Adword because you are selling, for example “harry potter movie”, it will tell you the most popular Adwords you can buy. How would Google ever know it was profiting from Adwords advertising for illegal goods until the creators track down all their torrents

Adword Search: How Many People are Searching for Free Movies?

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Here’s a little experiment: Try using Google Adwords &# keywords tool&# –a program that suggests Google Adwords matched to keywords you enter. Meaning, if you want to buy an Adword because you are selling, for example “harry potter movie&# , it will tell you the most popular Adwords you can buy. How would Google ever know it was profiting from Adwords advertising for illegal goods until the creators track down all their torrents

Do YouTube “How To” Videos to Cheat Drug Tests Violate Adwords Policies?

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However, it’s interesting to note how Google uses YouTube videos as a dodge for what would likely be a violation of Adwords policies if the video (or the product in the video) were itself an advertisement served through Adwords. Here’s the Adwords policy : Illegal drugs and psychoactive substances. Originally posted on MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY : We mostly care about whether YouTube videos violate state or federal laws and not so much about Google’s own policies.

9th Circuit: Consumer Sophistication is an important determinant for AdWord bidding cases

The Legal Satyricon

by Jason Fischer For some time now, it has been a legal gray area whether bidding on a competitor’s trademarks as Google AdWords constituted infringement. Google has taken a neutral stance on the matter, only removing ads that actually make use of the mark in ad copy and directing unhappy trademark owners to take their [.]. advertising law internet law tech news trademark

What’s Next, “Google Litigator?”

JetLawBlog

As a threshold matter, a basic understanding of the functioning of Google AdWords is required in order to understand myTriggers’s argument; a summary can be found here. Based upon speculation, myTriggers seeks to distinguish itself from the other web sites that Google allows to use the AdWords service based upon myTriggers’s method of revenue generation.

Google’s Dukes Back Up Again

JetLawBlog

According to esteemed colleagues in the media law blogosphere , Google currently has eight lawsuits pending against it for trademark infringement stemming from the use of its old-school bread and butter, Google AdWords. Googleville--with ads of course.

What do Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Deadmau5, Sam & Dave and The Beatles Have in Common with Hotel California? Facebook is Selling Their Names as Keywords

Music Technology Policy

We have some documentation of this practice–starting in 2003ish an affidavit from the “DownloadPlace” litigation documents that Google suggested artist names as Google Adwords.

Daddy’s Home for Google Drugs: “Once they know you had the money to spend, they let you advertise”

Music Technology Policy

Here’s a couple examples from the AP article: Whitaker credits AdWords with helping the business take off. Whitaker’s “ Google Undercover ” site is quite the shocker (but only if you think public companies have a duty to citizens of the country that made them rich): I told of Google allowing rogue internet pharmacies to advertise on their AdWords platform. An eye popping Associated Press interview with the Man Who Got Google, David Whitaker.

Daddy’s Home for Google Drugs: “Once they know you had the money to spend, they let you advertise”

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Here’s a couple examples from the AP article: Whitaker credits AdWords with helping the business take off. Whitaker’s “ Google Undercover ” site is quite the shocker (but only if you think public companies have a duty to citizens of the country that made them rich): I told of Google allowing rogue internet pharmacies to advertise on their AdWords platform. An eye popping Associated Press interview with the Man Who Got Google, David Whitaker.

YouTube, Facebook and Moral Rights

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We also have confirmation of this business practice from the Luke Sample affidavit in a piracy case against Google where Google executives advised Sample how to maximize traffic through Google Adwords to push Sample’s pirate site: If the U.S.

Google Extends Commitments with the FTC over Crawling of Third-Party Content for Use in Own “Vertical” Sites

New Media and Technology Law

In a related commitment, Google also agreed to amend its AdWords terms to give online advertisers more flexibility to simultaneously manage ad campaigns on Google’s AdWords platform and on rival ad platforms.

You Go! Rep. @TulsiGabbard Sues Google For Manipulating Election

Music Technology Policy

Or they could simply cut off a candidate’s Adwords account if she gets too popular and is not the anointed Google candidate.

Google Loses a Trademark Case in France

Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

The lawsuit claimed that Google's use of "Louis Vuitton" in its AdWords program (in which companies bid on keyword advertising on various websites) resulted in " trademark counterfeiting, unfair competition and misleading advertising." Either way, Google seems to not care much , especially since their AdWords policies have changed to remove trademarks from the AdWords program.

Please allow me to introduce myself…Shareholder Suit against Google filed Over Drug Sting

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Google Sued Over Adwords for Canadian Drug Imports. COMPLAINT (Summons Issued); jury demand; against Nikesh Arora, Sergey Brin, L. John Doerr, Google, Inc., Paul S Otellini, Larry Page, Patrick Pichette, Eric E Schmidt, K. Ram Shriram, Shirley M Tilghman ( Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 34611064016). Filed by Patricia M McKenna. (bw, bw, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/29/2011) (Entered: 08/30/2011). Summons Issued as to Nikesh Arora, Sergey Brin, L. John Doerr, Google, Inc.,

April 18: Moral Rights Symposium at U.S. Copyright Office/George Mason Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

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We also have confirmation of this business practice from the Luke Sample affidavit in a piracy case against Google where Google executives advised Sample how to maximize traffic through Google Adwords to push Sample’s pirate site: If the U.S.

Please allow me to introduce myself…Shareholder Suit against Google filed

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Google Sued Over Adwords for Canadian Drug Imports. COMPLAINT (Summons Issued); jury demand; against Nikesh Arora, Sergey Brin, L. John Doerr, Google, Inc., Paul S Otellini, Larry Page, Patrick Pichette, Eric E Schmidt, K. Ram Shriram, Shirley M Tilghman ( Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 34611064016). Filed by Patricia M McKenna. (bw, bw, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/29/2011) (Entered: 08/30/2011). Summons Issued as to Nikesh Arora, Sergey Brin, L. John Doerr, Google, Inc.,

Sheryl Sandberg is shocked, shocked that there is bad behavior on Facebook

Music Technology Policy

Whitaker’s answer was immediate: He had used Google AdWords. This has been a bad few weeks for two out of the four members of the FANG cartel–Facebook and Google.

Eyesight for the Willfully Blind, Part 1: YouTube, Jailbait and Bangin’ Up the Femoral Vein

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You can also pick a search term from Google Adwords Unapproved Pharmaceuticals List , let’s try Arimidex: Here’s a video about Arimidex (just one of hundreds).

The Devil’s Greatest Trick: Google in Paris for the Great Art Heist

Music Technology Policy

As a result, books will necessarily be hierarchized in favor of those best suited to satisfy the demands of advertisers, again, chosen according to the principal of the highest bidder [as is Google AdWords]. VERBAL. …anybody could have worked for Soze. You never knew. That was his power.

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Top 20 Posts of 2011

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Adword Search: How Many People are Searching for Free Movies? Why not have another year-end chart? These are the 20 most-read MTP blog posts of 2011: The MTP Interview: Bob Ludwig of Gateway Mastering. Clutching Forks and Knives to Eat Their Bacon: Sirius now wants to gut SoundExchange. Book Review: “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back” by Robert Levine.

Papers Please: Google Turns Right to Be Forgotten into a Data Shakedown

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Scamming keywords to better sell prescription drugs to kids or selling artists names as Adwords to drive traffic to pirate sites.

Finally, a Google Whistleblower, Part 2

Music Technology Policy

Remembering that Adsense/Adwords is over 90% of Google’s revenue–if true, the revelations by the Pastebin whistleblower are kind of important. Google’s Adsense/Adwords Ethical Problems.

Why is Spotify Tanking?

Music Technology Policy

He also headed up Google’s New York legal team and the legal team responsible for Google ads, which included Adwords, Doubleclick and the monetization of YouTube. You have to ask yourself, why is Spotify looking more and more like a ponzi scheme? They are feeling the squeeze based on analyst reports–revenues (likely mostly advertising) are not sufficient to cover their operating costs and royalty costs. And remember, just like Pandora, Spotify has one product–music.

European Commission to Google: Evil is not Relative

Music Technology Policy

Our fourth concern relates to restrictions that Google puts to the portability of online search advertising campaigns from its platform AdWords to the platforms of competitors. AdWords is Google’s auction-based advertising platform on which advertisers can bid for the placement of search ads on search result pages provided by Google.

BLAWG REVIEW #212

Current Trends

And Google, what are you doing now with those crazy adwords? By Tamera H. Bennett. BLAWG REVIEW #212. “You Don’t Have To Call Me Darlin,’ Darlin’&#.

The Pirate Party's Gary Hart Moment

Music Technology Policy

That may work for Google's Adwords , but there are limits. I highly recommend Andrew Orlowski's article about his encounter with the Pirate Party at In The City. If you have noticed a trend of conferences that used to be the domain of music fans becoming infiltrated by the anti-copyright crowd offering their special version of doublethink, you're correct. But so far--no hard evidence that money is changing hands.

“Your Horses Seem to be Winning”: The European Commission’s Antitrust Case Against Google Matters to Artists and Songwriters

Music Technology Policy

For artists, these cases are important because the central theme boils down to this: If Google just offered search and sold its Adwords and Adsense products, the fact that the company had achieved at least a dominant position if not a monopoly over search on the Internet would not necessarily be bad. Both the European Commission, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the U.S.

Less Than Zero: Have you been “Googleized” on “Google Music”

Music Technology Policy

In addition to the cost of inputs that Google did not have to pay and that were not reflected in the pricing that its customers were willing to pay for Adwords, Google did not have to directly bear the cost of any wrongful deaths that occurred from its drug sales program or health care costs from those hospitalized from taking bad drugs or the wrong drugs or addicts.

Will Google Submit “The Power of Google Adsense” to Voluntary Oversight?

Music Technology Policy

These good suggestions should be reprised when the House takes up the PROTECT IP Act given Google’s important role in fostering the intellectual property infringement that threatens American jobs—starting with the company’s advertising sales group (Adwords, AdSense, etc.). At the September 22 hearing of the U.S. Senate antitrust subcommittee (titled “ The Power of Google ”), Google rejected some good suggestions by the Chairman and members as to how the company could be more trusted.

Google Fouls Up Again: Google Book Search is a Disaster for Scholars AND Copyright Owners

Music Technology Policy

As a result, books will necessarily be hierarchized in favor of those best suited to satisfy the demands of advertisers, again, chosen according to the principal of the highest bidder [as is Google AdWords]. Google's Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars. Now that title caught my eye, not the least because it appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Commoditization, Total Content Cost, Googleization and other things that go bump in the night: Remarks at NARM Law and Technology Conference November 3, 2011

Music Technology Policy

In addition to the cost of inputs that Google did not have to pay and that were not reflected in the pricing that its customers were willing to pay for Adwords, Google did not have to directly bear the cost of any wrongful deaths that occurred from its drug sales program or health care costs from those hospitalized from taking bad drugs or the wrong drugs or addicts.

If Google Can Successfully Lobby the FTC on Antitrust, Just Think What They Think They Can Do To Us

Music Technology Policy

And the thing about the “in-kind” donations of Adwords to Cato or, oh, say a political campaign–Bitcoin is easier to trace. “You asked me if I am in the Meth Business or the Money Business. It’s neither.