Does This Post Violate The AdSense Copyright Policy?

16 days ago, my Google AdSense account was re-enabled, and now, it was disabled again.

Yesterday, I shared the interview about Google AdSense by Daniel Scocco last year on Free Nuts, and when waking up this morning, the Google AdSense ad serving has been disabled to the site, do you think which will be caused by the post?

I don't think so, since according to the email from the Google AdSense team (as what you can see in the end of this email), there are copyrighted materials on the site, and the following post is an example:

http://freenuts.com/search-rapidshare-files-rapidmaniac/

The above post is a review of the Rapidmaniac website, which is available for you to search the RapidShare files only, no files hosted on its own server, so I do not think there is any copyright material issue on the post.

In case I were wrong, and the post did violate the copyright policy, all the other sites that introduce Rapidmaniac would have the same issue, but most if not all of them still run Google AdSense, such as the following 6 big ones:

1. AboutUs

AboutUs Rapidmaniac

2. Themecraft.net

Themecraft.net Rapidmaniac

3. Markosweb

Markosweb Rapidmaniac

4. KillerStartups

KillerStartups Rapidmaniac

5. Alexa

Alexa Rapidmaniac

6. Google

Google Web Search Rapidmaniac

Among all the above 6 sites, there are descriptions about and links to the RapidManiac website, but there are also Google AdSense, too.

So I think the Google AdSense team's punishment was biased against me, and I was going to submit an appeal, but afraid which might cause the entire account disabled, what shall I do?

P.S. The Email From The Google AdSense Team

Hello,
During a recent review of your account we found that you are currently
displaying Google ads in a manner that is not compliant with our program
policies
(https://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/answer.py?answer=48182&stc=aspe-1pp-en).
————————————————–
EXAMPLE PAGE: http://freenuts.com/search-rapidshare-files-rapidmaniac/
Please note that this URL is an example and that the same violations may
exist on other pages of this website or other sites in your network.
VIOLATION(S) FOUND:
COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL: As stated in our program policies, AdSense
publishers are not permitted to place Google ads on sites involved in the
distribution of copyrighted materials. This includes hosting copyrighted
files on your site, as well as providing links for or driving traffic to
sites that contain copyrighted material. More information about this
policy can be found in our help center (
http://www.google.com/adsense/support/as/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=105956
).
ACTION TAKEN: We have disabled ad serving to your site.
ACCOUNT STATUS: ACTIVE
Your AdSense account remains active. However, please note that our team
reserves the right to disable your account at any time. As such, we
encourage you to become familiar with our program policies and monitor
your network accordingly.
Issue ID# 17048432
————————————————–
Thank you for your cooperation.
Sincerely,
The Google AdSense Team

Update:

According to the email from the Google AdSense team, the problem of the post about Rapidmaniac was that there are copyrighted materials, not illegal or adult contents.

And all the files on the site are from Rapidshare — at least as what it said, so if there is problem to link to Rapidmaniac, linking to Rapidshare will be also violate the AdSense policies, whether of copyright, illegal or adult contents, right?

But, Rapidmaniac is different than what it was in 2009 when I introduced it, and it doesn’t offer the particular Rapidshare URLs of the files, what is more, most of the files on the sites are about adult contents, I had to delete the post any way, but you which you can still read from the following image:

Search RapidShare Files on Rapidmaniac

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2 Comments

  1. RahemFathur
    Posted July 23, 2012 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    I agree with you young, we know the “big” site above also have link to rapidmaniac, but only “not big” site got warning…. keep blogging.. and spirit..!

  2. Posted July 23, 2012 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    [email protected], man!