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ITRB 2018, 34-39, The fight for the admissibility of ad blockers

A comprehensive presentation of the current legal situation regarding the use of or defence against advertising blockers: Everything speaks for the fact that publishers must introduce closed user groups or payment models to prevent users from viewing free content without advertising. RA Witte : “The dispute about the admissibility of advertising blockers began as early as 2000 with the offer of the “television fee”. Since then, case law has had to deal with numerous variants and innovations, also in the case of online offers and here above all with the inclusion of paid exception lists (“whitelists”). Not all detailed questions have been clarified by the highest court so far, but the law firm can contribute a great deal on the part of the users from its experience in summary and main proceedings.