Governmental Agencies Use Pirate Websites for PromotionAdded: Sunday, April 14th, 2013
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It may seem weird, but a number of agencies, funded by the American government, including the US Army and the National Guard are using pirate websites to advertise their businesses.
The Annenberg Innovation Lab, a part of the University of Southern California, revealed that the American government seemed to grant a vote of confidence to pirate portals. The monthly report of the lab highlighted the fact that the federal government was seen advertising on pirate websites, which may appear quite an unpleasant situation for the Obama Administration. The matter is that the latter recently swore to defend copyright and the jobs of people affected by piracy.
In the meanwhile, Ad Council, a non-profit outfit which supervised advertising campaigns for the American government, was one of those who appeared involved in the distribution of the aforementioned banners. Although you may wonder whether the funds go into the portals’ pockets or not, a representative of the outfit claimed last week that this is not the case. Instead, Ad Council is claimed to operate only on a “donated media model”.
Moreover, Ad Council insisted the money invested by the official agencies and different sponsors into the production and distribution of public service campaigns doesn’t cover for advertising payments. In response, most agencies said that it was almost impossible to fully control how and where the advertisements in question show up. However, representatives of the creative branch refuse to accept such argument, pointing out that the same networks can prevent porn adverts, along with other explicit content, from showing on distribution networks.
April 14th,2013Posted by:
Sunday, April 14th, 2013
|Sounds like a slick rick song...|
|Soundz Like Unk Sammy playn both sides of the backyard 2me !!|
|posted by (2013-04-14 08:59:03)|
|What a shame ! On one hand they are working their a$$ of for banning pirate websites... Asking all the ISPs to block these & on other hand they are doing this... Hypocrites !|
|posted by (2013-04-16 09:05:40)|
|They're using the same venues which They condemn,|
as Bait and Traps to catch us all. Nuff sed.
|...it reminds me to Mr. Ford investing in young Hitler, only that piracy sound a lot better then the latest ...anyway, Double side double ...!!! I better stay PG13 here.||
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