Some lawmakers are growing impatient with the advertising community, which they believe hasn't done enough to stop ads from appearing on sites that steal copyrighted material.
Despite the best efforts of Internet service providers, advertisers and ad networks to stop copyright infringement on the Internet, piracy is still a runaway train.
The White House intends to reach out to search engines, data storage services, and domain-name registrars to adopt a set of best practices for protecting U.S. intellectual property. The action item was one of many outlined in the Administration's 98-page annual report on IP enforcement.
Google searches often lead consumers to websites that sell fake drugs and other counterfeit goods, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood charged. Some of the offending sites, Hood said Thursday, are also advertising with Google.