Police Could Place Banner Adverts on Infringing WebsitesAdded: Monday, April 7th, 2014
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The entertainment industry now cooperates with the police and advertising companies to try and reduce revenue to online portals allegedly engaged in copyright violation. In addition, a new tactic has already emerged: police seems to be going to influence consumer behavior by placing adverts on such websites themselves.
For example, City of London Police is working with the entertainment industries on the so-called “Operation Creative”, a campaign meant to make life much more difficult for websites providing access to illegal content. These efforts resulted in the Infringing Website List, a database which contains domains that companies and brands must avoid when placing their ads on the Internet. Their intentions are clear – by throttling advertising revenue to the infringing portals they will force them to die out.
The plan is the following: the police will reach out directly to users of piracy websites and try to convince them to change their ways. This will be done by “advertising” on the websites. City of London Police is going to take over banner advertising on infringing portals with the aim of influencing consumer behavior. In such a way, they would try to encourage file-sharers to stop doing what they do.
Of course, taking over banner ads on file-sharing services can raise some interesting questions, not least one at the very core of the issue – revenue. Apparently, the police will need to find a way to advertise on websites for free, or their campaign will end up with the opposite result and finance their enemies. Moreover, the file-sharing portals probably will not be very interested in running free advertisements, especially those that can take their users away.
While the entertainment industry may plan a traditionally aggressive anti-piracy campaign, a more considered positive reinforcement of legal streaming and other services may have more longevity. It is unclear where the adverts will appear, because the Infringing Website List is still a secret, but the authorities admit that websites will be informed of their inclusion in advance to have time to change their behavior.
This move follows 2 initiatives in 2013. The first saw police writing to website owners in a bid to secure voluntary shutdowns, while the second targeted registrars and forced the seizure or suspension of infringing domains.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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Monday, April 7th, 2014
|posted by (2014-04-07 09:42:55)|
|Websites aren't gonna just hand out free space to the cops. They wanna advertise? Well then, they better Earn it! har har harrrrr|
|Well its thier choice but the police can not stop us as its part of freedom rights,|
|lol thinking same thing post #1......ok you can advertise on my website that you dont want people comeing here, and you anti-pirate messages lmao.......better yet let them buy the advertising rights, but put them right after the other paying ads wich are usually ads to sex or dateing sites......then use the money to buy more hardware and servers lol|
|thats not a easy as its .. ads company arent going to cooperate with police ... its billion dollar revenue not easy to compromise . thanks for the topic ozi|
|Just make a special section for the copywrong nazi ads and a devote some of your own space to educating the public on their brand of tyranny to raise public awareness.|
|posted by (2014-04-07 19:09:05)|
|seeing as its city of london police, they will probably pay millions for a private company to do some work that will inevitably fail and cost the tax payers more money whilst the police bigwigs all get promotions and payouts for a job well tried.|
|It'd help if most users actually saw ads. I wont enable them, ever.|
|why would police flip the bill for this the entertainment industry should dig in those deep pockets. But they know we are not paying customers anyway so not much they gonna get from us.|
|Fine by me, I never look at ads on website's anyway.|
|I run adblock +. I've not seen an ad for ages.|
|not going to work since the "infringing portals" can just block such banners lol|
|HAHAHAHA! Good luck with that! What a bunch of retards... Really? "change our ways" hahahaha change our "online behavior"??? HAHAHAHA! F%*#CK the government backing up these angencies....||
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