If Your Clickfraud Scheme Fails, Sue Google
from the always-have-a-plan-b dept
You could almost dedicate an entire law firm to lawsuits against Google were it not for the fact that virtually all of them are baseless and don't stand a snowball's chance of ever collecting any money from the company. The latest such case is brought by a woman who is suing Google for suspending her Adsense account due to clickfraud. She wants $250,000 to compensate her for the 100 hours it took her to determine the placement of the ads on her site. And she admits to clicking on her own ads, but only, she says, because she wanted to screen the advertisers. Even if this explanation were true, you'd think she would have already learned her lesson since Yahoo (she's suing them too, of course) also suspended her advertising account. If only the suit had any chance of winning, then, as a commenter to the above article point out, you could run a nice scam by signing up for adsense, clicking your own ads, getting suspended, and then suing. Of course, Google's own lawyers probably aren't complaining too much about all of this easy work.