TAG launches tool to help keep ads off apps that pirate content

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The Trustworthy Accountability Group, a trade organization aimed at keeping fraud and other criminal activity out of digital advertising, has launched a tool to track apps that distribute illegal pirated content, including TV shows, music and movies.

The initiative provides a shared resource for TAG members — which include brands and publishers such as Disney, Warner Bros. and VertaMedia; agencies, including Publicis Groupe and Omnicom; sellers like Google and Facebook; and intermediaries like OpenX and The Trade Desk — to keep so-called pirate apps that violate intellectual property rights out of the advertising supply chain.

There are already more than 8,000 apps listed in the resource.

[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]

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