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Moomintroll



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:14 pm Reply with quote
Given the "don't link to fansub / scanlation sites" rule, I find it a bit odd to find myself regularly seeing links to exactly those things via the Google ad's displayed on the site. The most recent example I've seen is this:

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Download Unlimited Anime
Download via HTTP over 1,000 anime/ manga/dramas at high speeds. $10/mo
[THIS IS A KNOWN FANSUB DISTRIBUTION SITE]" target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow">www.">[THIS IS A KNOWN FANSUB DISTRIBUTION SITE]


Feel free to edit out the URL at the end there in accordance with ANN rules - I thought I'd better include it so that you can see for yourself what sort of thing I'm talking about. Is it not possible for you to block ad's from Google that are not only illegal but also break your own code of practice?
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Tempest
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:23 am Reply with quote
Thanks.

I'm going to block that URL from this forum, and from our Google ads as well.

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Moomintroll



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:50 am Reply with quote
Here's another one popping up in the Google ad's -

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Watch Anime Online
Now Playing: Naruto, Bleach, Nana One Piece - Free, No Signup
www.[banned URL].org


Edit: and another...

Quote:
Free Anime Downloads
4TB+ of Anime Series Available Free & Fast Direct Downloads
[THIS IS A KNOWN PIRACY SITE]" target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow">www.">[THIS IS A KNOWN PIRACY SITE]
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:19 pm Reply with quote
Both done, and that second one added to the forum filter.
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Moomintroll



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:30 pm Reply with quote
This could end up being a full time job for both of us... Wink

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Read Manga Online
Hundreds of high-quality free manga with a list being updated daily.
[THIS IS A KNOWN PIRACY SITE]" target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow">www.">[THIS IS A KNOWN PIRACY SITE]
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:46 pm Reply with quote
Done.
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Moomintroll



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:15 pm Reply with quote
Bootleg site:

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Hellsing Anime DVD
£9.99 Compete Series English Dubbed Free Shipping Worldwide
www.[This is a known Bootleg Site]
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:39 pm Reply with quote
And another -

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Hellsing Anime DVD
Compete Series Uncut £9.99 100% Free Worldwide Shipping
www.[This is a known Bootleg Site]
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nhat



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:51 am Reply with quote
Is there a way to report this to google about these illegal sites in these ads?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:45 am Reply with quote
nhat wrote:
Is there a way to report this to google about these illegal sites in these ads?


Google's employees won't be able to tell the difference between legit anime DVDs and bootlegs, and they won't take your word for it. Better to report these sites to the licensee (Funimation, ADV, etc...) they might chose to contact Google, and/or go straight after the stores.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:49 am Reply with quote
Moomintroll wrote:
[This is a known Bootleg Site]
Hellsing Anime DVD


Done.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:08 pm Reply with quote
Yea but i think there might be something that can be used?
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darksideoftheanime



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:26 pm Reply with quote
I'm seeing ads for [This is a known Bootleg Site] on this site. Are they legit or are they bootlegers?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:43 am Reply with quote
darksideoftheanime wrote:
I'm seeing ads for [This is a known Bootleg Site] on this site. Are they legit or are they bootlegers?


It's a pirate site.
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Porcupine



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:02 pm Reply with quote
I was about to report the same thing but everyone else did already. But while I'm here, does anyone know who that orange haired girl with blue eyes is in this advertisement?
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