Thursday, September 15, 2005

The Adware Mess

Direct Revenue losing customers due to lawsuit. "In short, Direct Revenue's attorneys are asking for an order prohibiting the plaintiff from serving any additional subpoenas on their customers. Plaintiff Stephen Sotelo has issued a number of subpoenas to Direct Revenue's customers." "Direct Revenue has been widely shown to install their software without consent, through porn videos, from child porn websites and though exploits. What advertiser or network would want to be involved with these practices? " A class action complaint against adware company 180solutions was filed. Apparently, TechDirt has the story about a Lawsuit Against Adware Firm Scaring Off Advertisers. Big firms like P&G, ING Direct, and Yahoo use adware companies. Now the fallout may hurt them.

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