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APK1
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:15 am    Post subject: Paid advertising encouraging filesharing? Reply with quote

I have just noticed one of the paid ads was for mapinboxtoolbar ?(I think that's what it was) which seems to be encouraging filesharing of maps. Surely this is completely against Pocketgps rules? whilst I can appreciate these links are provided by Google, you must have some control over what is listed?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ad banner you refer to is a Google Ads banner as you recognise. We have limited control over which ads are displayed there. All we can do is block an advertiser that we consider unsuitable when it comes to or is brought to our notice.

As these ads are served by Google randomly, the fact that you see a particular ad does not mean that we are also seeing it.

However, looking at the site you mention, I fail to see where any pirated map data is? I can't install the toolbar (nor would I wish too) as it's PC only but all this does is provide fast, toolbar access to on-line map services such as Google, MapQuest etc. Nothing illegal about that at all?
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