AdBlock Plus Sued In Germany

By | July 11, 2014 | 3 Comments


AdBlock Plus Sued In GermanyFreedom of ads.

After it was reported that Google is paying AdBlock to whitelist their ads, it looks like German media houses decided to take a different approach.

According to Spiegel, the RTL Group and ProSiebenSat.1 Media of Germany have filled a lawsuit in the Munich District Court against Eyeo, the company behind AdBlock Plus. In addition to that, other companies like Focus Online and Chip Online are considering whether or not they should do the same.

Strangely enough, Eyeo spokesman has denied the lawsuit claims. And so the drama begins…

[Via: Neowin]


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  • http://www.facebook.com/hector.maciasayala Hector Macias Ayala

    You can disable that whitelist and tell to block EVERYTHING.

  • Tiago Sá

    What drama? This is straight to the trash bin. This lawsuit is akin to suing a belt manufacturer for being abused by your dad as a child, or suing a phone company because your phone got stolen.

    • Rafael Luik

      I like your comments because when I’m in doubt I know that the “right thing” is the exact opposite of your comment.