Judge: Google Not Liable for Fraudulent Ads

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legal13.jpgADOTAS – A lawsuit filed against Google for allegedly fraudulent ads has been dismissed by a San Jose District Judge. The ads in question were for pay-per-click ringtone ads created on the AdWords Platform.

The judge ruled that the Communications Decency Act absolves the Internet titan from liability. The plaintiff is a New Jersey resident who said she was billed for a ringtone subscription by a fraudulent site she found through a Google ad. (She entered her mobile number on the site – never a wise move).

Google lucked out – the AG in Florida forced AT&T, Epic Advertising and Media Breakaway to cough up $2.5 million and $1 million respectively in similar cases.

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