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Plagiarism

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Does Google have any policies about running ads on sites that routinely plagiarize their material from other sites? Might that violate terms of use in some way?

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Google has a strict policy about 'Copyrighted material' , Google prohibits displaying ads on websites with content protected by copyright law unless they have the necessary legal rights to display or direct traffic to that content. Some examples of copyrighted content might include MP3 and video files, television shows, software, comics, and literary works. https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/1348688?hl=en#Copyrighted_materia

If you believe that a site which is participating in the AdSense program is displaying your copyrighted material without the rights to do so, please report it using the below form or by clicking on the AdChoice. https://support.google.com/adsense/bin/request.py?contact_type=violation_report

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Yes;
This would fall under the category of "Abuse of the Ad Network":


"Content that is replicated from another source without adding value in the form of original content or additional functionality"

Examples: Mirroring, framing, or scraping content from another source

 

https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/6020954?hl=en

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I think you now have a full picture either for running ads ON copyright-violating sites (AdSense) or running ads FOR copyright-violating sites (AdWords).