Mark Cuban was his usual opinionated and effusive self when he addressed an early-morning crowd at the TV Week Spotlight event during Advertising Week. Take his view on YouTube, which is that the video-sharing site made it big “because they had no problem with copyright laws. … The minute YouTube gets sold there’s going to be a deep pocket that gets sued.”
The oft-opinionated Mark Cuban was grilled by the audience — and he returned the favor.
Click fraud: Teens’ fault
YouTube, however, wasn’t the only target on his hit list. What’s his take on click fraud? It’s the fault of teens who can “set up a blog, get Google AdWords on it and get all your friends to click on it. So what if you make $50 or $100 — that’s better than what dad gives you for allowance. Now imagine that’s going on around the world … it’s just too easy.”