A Google AdSense Help thread reports that an AdSense publisher was banned or disapproved from Google AdSense because the content on their web site is copyrighted. This happens all the time, but in this case, the content that is copyrighted is copyrighted by them and they have the right to use this content - since it is theirs.
The publisher wrote:
I am the one and only owner of the copyright of all my books (they are in print for more than 10 years) presented on my site. However my site hasn't been approved for Google Adsense because "it contains copyrighted material". Yes, the material is copyrighted. But it is copyrighted by me.
The email that said that rigmarole to me is "noreply". How can I point out the silly mistake to the Google worker who made it?
You just have to laugh, don't you?
Googler, Jennifer, replied to the thread saying, "I'll look into this and get back to you."
Can't wait to see the outcome. Either this person is lying or something weird is going on.
Forum discussion at Google AdSense Help.