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German Court Rules Ad-Blocking Technology Is Legal

  • The Drum, Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:44 AM

AdBlock Plus, a web extension which blocks online adverts, has been judged a lawful tool for consumers use despite its capability to the earning power of websites reliant upon web advertising revenue. German newspapers Die Zeit and Handelsblatt filed an action against Eyeo GmbH, the company which owns the app, accusing it of being anti-competitive and threatening their ability to make money, according to the BBC. A Hamburg court, however, ruled in favour of the app and its users on the conclusion of the four month trial.

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