Google Makes Fortune In Ads Off Internet Typos
Authored by: Jason Hicks
The print edition of the Greensboro News & Record printed this story via the Washington Post. The article stated: "Google, which runs the largest ad network on the Internet, is making millions of dollars a year by filling otherwise unused Web sites with ads. In many instances, these ad-filled pages appear when users mistype an Internet address, such as 'BistBuy.com'" Google defends its practice, saying it removes sites from its ad network if a trademark owner complains that those sites are confusingly similar. Google's trademark attorney noted: "Unless it is confusing to somebody, trademark law doesn't apply."