Legality of adware distribution with P2P

After I blogged last week about Direct Revenue's new deal with KaZaA to distribute their adware, I received an email from a representative of another adware company asking what I thought about the legality of the arrangement. Adware bundling with peer to peer file sharing applications is nothing new. KaZaA, Morpheus, Grokster and others have long bundled adware. In 2002, it seemed to me that file sharing apps were one of the largest sources spyware/adware infections of users posting for help on forums. In the FTC's complaint against Walt Rines and Odysseus Marketing announced last week, one of the counts was "Failure to adequately disclose the presence and nature of bundled software". Legality of adware distribution with P2P | Spyware Confidential |

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 14th October 2005 9:56PM