Wednesday, 30 September 2015

German Publisher Loses Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

One of the biggest publishers in Europe have lost a lawsuit in Germany against Adblock Plus, with the German court the popular AdBlocker declared legal. Axel Springer SE in more than 40 countries and is responsible for publications as Die Welt, Bild, Sport Bild, Fakt and Business Insider.

According to lawyers for the publisher, the press has the fundamental right to advertise and advertisements would not be using products like Adblock Plus may be blocked. The lawyers argued that the publisher Axel Springer AG as the core task is displaying ads to visitors. "Journalistic content is only a means for readers to show the ads," so they let the judge know.

The judge ruled that Adblock Plus, which has tens of millions of users worldwide, is legal and therefore just can remain. In a response saying the developers of the AdBlocker that they continue to work with publishers, advertisers and websites in order not to encourage intrusive ads, finding new ways to improve and achieve a sustainable internet ecosystem for everyone advertisements. In April and May pulled German publishers and television companies in lawsuits against Adblock Plus even though the short straw.

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