Adware Class Action Lawsuit against ValueClick
This should be interesting if it goes forward ... full story here (pdf)
The suit alleges that defendants ValueClick, Inc., Commission Junction, Inc. and Be Free (collectively, “ValueClick”) have engaged in unfair business practices resulting in harm to affiliates and merchants on their affiliate networks. According to the complaints, ValueClick has failed to take reasonable steps to address malicious adware and adware users on its networks.
The lawsuits also allege that ValueClick has a motive to allow unlawful adware activity on its networks because adware results in increased revenues to ValueClick.
"ValueClick has a motive to allow unlawful adware activity on its networks because adware results in increased revenues"
Wow that last sentence sure sounds familiar doesn't it ... as readers of this blog know I complained about that very same practice with ValueClick's involvement with the WinFixer Group. I hope the law firm bring this suit has some good legal-eagles as ValueClick has some very deep pockets.