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A German Court has Ruled that AdBlock is Entirely Legal

A German Court has Ruled that AdBlock is Entirely Legal

A German Court has Ruled that AdBlock is Entirely Legal

A German Court has Ruled that AdBlock is Entirely Legal

 

In case it was in doubt,  German Court has Ruled that AdBlock is Entirely Legal. They have also urged content creators to  "develop new forms of non-intrusive ads that are actually useful and welcomed by users". 

Adblock is both loved and hated by people, on one side there are the advertisers and website owners who lose a lot of money due to the program and then there are the thankful users, who are glad that they no longer have to deal with intrusive audio or video ads every time they visit site. 

In this court case the plaintiffs said that Adblock should not be allowed/permitted to block ads on sites that they own, saying that it heavily affected the overall profitability of their websites. To the surprise of many people the court rules that Adblock was well within it's rights to offer the option to hide advertisements on websites.

Adblock see's this as a good time to remind content creators to work together to  "develop new forms of non-intrusive ads that are actually useful and welcomed by users", so that less users will choose to block their website. 

  

A German Court has Ruled that AdBlock is Entirely Legal  

The topic of Adblock is a very controversial one, while many sites produce ads which are intrusive and in most cases annoying (especially if they contain videos or audio), other sites do put in a lot of effort in order to provide ads which are not just suitable to their site and are as non-intrusive as possible. For example this site only contains ads for computer hardware, which is well suited to us as this is the kind of stuff we primarily cover and we make sure that none of our ads contain any audio or video components and do not take any of the users details so that users can be affected by them as little as possible. 

The sad fact of the matter is that all ads are treated equally by AdBlock, so even a site with well curated and non-intrusive ads like ourselves still have 40% or more of all our ads blocked, which greatly cuts into the profitability of any online business and severely hampers our ability to expand.

I will not tell anyone to stop using Adblock, but simply to whitelist any sites which contain non-intrusive ads or any website that you want to support.

 

You can join the discussion on the, now proven, legality of Adblock on the OC3D Forums. We would like to hear what you guys think about our ads and if you think that we could improve them in any way.

 

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23-04-2015, 05:00:48

theDTP
Ridiculous.Quote

23-04-2015, 05:06:55

WYP
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Originally Posted by theDTP View Post
Ridiculous.
You think Adblock should be illegal?Quote

23-04-2015, 05:38:35

barnsley
Good.

It encourages people to make non intrusive adverts. Like on here.Quote

23-04-2015, 05:40:47

WYP
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Good.

It encourages people to make non intrusive adverts. Like on here.
Yeah, but even with all our effort to provide non-intrusive/ suitable ads we still lose 40% of our possible adreads.Quote

23-04-2015, 05:40:58

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by theDTP View Post
Ridiculous.
Hardly ridiculous considering one of Google's statements about AdBlock being used against YouTube ads was that's it's unlawful and should be removed as it hurts ad revenue.

If you support that then yikes

I personally can't stand ads hence AdBlock is always on.Quote
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