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AdBlock blocker biz bought

Jim 59

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.

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