Monday, 30 March 2015

Grant Shapps' business 'plagiarising' software and breaching Google's rules: how the Internet works

Grant Shapps' business 'plagiarising' software and breaching Google's rules - Telegraph: "According to the Guardian newspaper, the company which is selling TrafficPaymaster was co-founded by Mr Shapps under the name of Michael Green and his wife, Belinda.

A spokesman for the minister, who is currently responsible for housing and has been tipped for promotion in the forthcoming reshuffle, insisted that he had had nothing to do with the firm since passing his share of it to his wife in 2008.

Google is reported to be considering taking action against the company. A spokesman said Google did not comment on individual cases, but added: "We take copyright very seriously and invest significant time and money in keeping advertisers and publishers that violate our policies out of our network.
"Google bans ads and advertisers involved in activities that infringe on copyright from using our systems and prohibits publishers that violate copyright from participating in AdSense.”

In the past, Mr Shapps has said that he used the name Michael Green to differentiate his political and business activities Before becoming a minister at the last election, he specialised in internet marketing.
An online toolkit said to have been written by Michael Green called "How To Bounce Back From Recession" is sold on the HowToCorp website." 'via Blog this'

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