Unacceptable Business Practices

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The Google Ads policy on unacceptable business practices will change around mid-May. We're simplifying our policies around unacceptable business practices and illegal products and services. We'll also be renaming the policy "Illegal products and services" to more accurately describe what we enforce within the policy. The change will affect all countries. We made this decision in order to streamline our policies to clarify policy areas for our users and advertisers. After the updates go into effect, the policy description will be updated to reflect these changes.
(Posted on May 3, 2011)

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