Re: One word
Agree with Mark 85.
Once they get the green light, larger advertisers must pay ABP a fee for their ads to appear in people's browsers.
A regressive business model. It could be argued that what ABP has done is (a) to release a "virus" that attacks legitimate (albeit annoying) advertising software, and (b) demand a sum to re-enable it again.
Couldn't it be classed as extortion, just like wheel clamping is in Scotland ? Impeding legitimate business operations then demanding money to remove the impediment ?
Admit I use Adblock for all sites except El Reg.