Re: 'Download' ads on tortoise website
From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:09:51 +0000
On 15 March 2012 19:12, Jamie Pate <jamie.pate_at_gmail.com> wrote:
And just to clarify, no-one is or ever was calling Stefan fraudulent,
-- : ___ : oo // \\ "De Chelonian Mobile" : (_,\/ \_/ \ TortoiseSVN : \ \_/_\_/> The coolest Interface to (Sub)Version Control : /_/ \_\ http://tortoisesvn.net > I guess the real answer is for everyone here to click on the 'ad choices' > link and complain about it. If enough people complain then the ad (and the > advertiser possibly) may get reviewed/pulled by google > > Come on crowdsourcing!! > > On Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:41:55 UTC-7, Niemann, Hartmut wrote: >> >> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- >> >> > >> > And please don't tell me that the ad in the screenshot isn't a >> > deliberate deception to make users mistake it for the real download >> > button they're looking for. >> >> This is the point. >> What Kurt sent is not an ad. >> It is an attempt to defraud. >> Because it does not tell what you download (from where). >> So it is not far-fetched that users assume that they download >> what the page is about: TortoiseSVN. >> >> >> Stefan, I can accept that there are ads on the tortoiseSVN page >> put I want some standards to be respected. >> >> We (you, Stefan, being google's customer?) >> should complain at the ad service that *this* >> kind of ads is not accepted. >> In Germany, I'd try to catch this with "Unlauterer Wettbewerb" >> or "Betrug". >> I would ask Google's law department whether they think it is >> already "Betrug" if they - knowingly - >> distribute such misleading ads. (That is: tell them that they >> did and ask them politely whether they think it's legal that >> they continue after you informed them.) >> >> BGB according to dejure.org: "§ 263 >> Betrug.(1) Wer in der Absicht, sich oder einem Dritten einen >> rechtswidrigen Vermögensvorteil zu verschaffen, das Vermögen eines anderen >> dadurch beschädigt, daß er durch Vorspiegelung falscher oder durch >> Entstellung oder Unterdrückung wahrer Tatsachen einen Irrtum erregt oder >> unterhält, wird mit Freiheitsstrafe bis zu fünf Jahren oder mit Geldstrafe >> bestraft. >> >> (2) Der Versuch ist strafbar. >> " >> >> And "einen Irrtum erregen oder unterhalten" is surely true with >> an ad that looks like a download button. >> >> >> And maybe we should contact aquafold.com to sue that advertiser, >> because aquafold does it far better, they tell you that they're >> someone else. >> >> Still I think it's strange that the ads are so targeted that they >> offer directly competing products. >> If I published a sports club's monthly newsletter, I would accept >> ads for everything legal, be it insurances, bakery stores, plumbers, >> except for other sports clubs. >> >> Hartmut ------------------------------------------------------ http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=4061&dsMessageId=2936271 To unsubscribe from this discussion, e-mail: [users-unsubscribe_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org].Received on 2012-03-15 21:09:57 CET
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