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Google AdSense in homemade browser?

Hi All,

The AdSense T.O.S. says "Ads by Google" can only appear in the web browser:

"A site or third party cannot display our ads as a result of the actions of any software application such as a toolbar. The AdSense ad code must not be pasted into any software application."

My question is: what about an application with a built-in web browser control? It seems a gray area.

I'm asking in the context of a collaboration application (sort of a barebones Notes) that would have Google ads running along the edge.
Sunday, April 4, 2004

its hard to imagine why they have a problem with their ads being displayed in any capacity.
surely if I unilaterally decide to give their ads exposure for no charge it benefits everyone (except maybe myself).

american greed and stupidity...every day I hate it a little more...

Sunday, April 4, 2004

I think that it's probably to do with the fact that Google AdSense analyses the page content to determine what ads to display.  If the ads aren't being hosted in a browser without the content they wouldn't be able to do that.  As long as their code can properly determine context to work out what ads to display they probably don't care.

Sunday, April 4, 2004

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