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Old 09-04-2007, 09:17 AM   #6
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I do not think this is a copyright issue in any form; that would be a red herring.
Ah, but the "Why Firefox Is Blocked" site is using that red herring - in a quote from Firefox Adblock a Contributory Infringer?
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Like free television broadcast content supported financially by advertising, much of the content on the Internet today is distributed free to end-users for an indirect exchange of advertisement revenue. When a user loads an ad-driven copyrighted website, he produces a copy of the work due to the inherent architecture of the Internet. If this user is using Adblock to screen out annoying advertisements, he is creating an unauthorized derivative work analogous to skipping television commercials. By the letter of copyright law, this practice would most likely be seen as an infringing use.
And many people might believe they have a point (even if we know they don't - it's complete bull, in fact)!

But if you go to that page (like I now do), you'll see that many of the comments mirror many of my own arguments.

   
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