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ScroogleSearch

Scroogle - search the net without ads

Scroogle Website - Free webservice

reviewed by ClifNotes, 17 April 2005, updated Dec 2005

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I've become so used to seeing ads everywhere that I don't even notice them most of the time. I've never been bothered by Google's ads but some people hate them. Some of these ad haters have put together a spot on the web, called Scroogle, where you can search Google without seeing the Google ads.

 

If you really enjoy using Scroogle, be sure to donate to their cause.

 

I hate ads too. There's a Scroogle search box in my SideBar if you ever want to search this wiki for old articles or newsletters. I like it so much I put their search script on my reviews page as well. I've also paid my webhost a few dollars to take their ads away. My Xanga blog sites are another matter. They want too much money to get rid of the banner ads. I've nearly stopped using those Xanga sites.

 

I hope you enjoy seeing my site without ads. Please thank pbwiki.com by clicking this link and signing up for a free wiki. You'll love it because you can put anything in your wiki homepage that you want to keep online. You can keep it private or let the world see it.

 

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Public Information Research, Inc., the nonprofit public charity behind www.google-watch.org and www.scroogle.org, has been running a Google proxy for more than two years. On January 3, 2005 we released the source code for our proxy. Our review of the legal situation has convinced us that we are covered by "fair use" under the Copyright Act.

 

This step that we have taken has implications for all search engines. These engines crawl the public web without asking permission, and cache and reproduce the content without asking permission, and then use this information as a carrier for ads that generate private profit. We are convinced that if citizens scrape Google and strip the ads, and make the scraped results available as a nonprofit public service, that this is legal. This is especially the case if there are public policy concerns behind the scraping.