Child Porn Allegations Scare off Advertisers from Kazaa et al

In a recent development, many big name advertisers are pulling adverts which are currently being run on illegal file sharing networks. The move appears to be a pre-emptive initiative to disassociate themselves from the P-to-P networks before any high profile action is taken against them with regards to distribution of child pornography. Although Grockster’s recent court victory in the US would appear to give the networks some degree of (at least temporary) immunity, legal and legislative action may well yet be taken in Europe.

However, even if child pornography allegations do prove to be valid and action is taken, the question that remains is why on earth are big established brands advertising on illegal file sharing networks in the first place?

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