Google AdSense TOS impossible to comply with

So we have all read Google’s AdSense TOS and remember the bit about not modifying their ads code:

Prohibited Uses. You shall not < ...>  (ii) edit, modify, filter or change the order of the information contained in any Ad, Link, Ad Unit, Search Result, or Referral Button, or remove, obscure or minimize any Ad, Link, Ad Unit, Search Result, or Referral Button in any way

Now, if you look at it, there are not so many people who do not violate this one, if any. I am not talking about something evil like trying to manipulate Google into showing better ads or anything else along these lines. Consider something as simple as making a PHP site and putting AdSense into includes so you can manage your site easily…

echo "

Once you have typed it, before every ” you need to put a \ or else your PHP just won’t parse! How many instances of ” is there in a standard bit of AdSense code? 🙂

I guess another revision of AdSense TOS is due…

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