German media companies want to ban adblocker

Jul

7

2014

Some German media companies, the company has brought back the popular Adblock Plus extension to court. According to the companies, the practices of Adblock Plus, companies asking for money to still show ads illegal.

Adblock Plus The ProSiebenSat.1 media companies, Axel Springer and the German branch of RTL have filed suit against the maker of Adblock Plus, EYEO. That have the companies confirmed to Der Spiegel. There was some confusion about the indictment; Adblock Plus itself denies having received a complaint.

According to the media, the business model of Adblock Plus anti-competitive and contrary to the law. Standard Adblock Plus blocks all ads, but companies can the company behind the extension request certain, ‘reticent’ ads have to pass through. There they must, however, pay for it.

Other German media companies would consider to drag. Maker of the extension of the right Media companies have been complaining for some time that they lose revenue by adblockers: users who see no ads cost money, but deliver nothing.

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