Court Rules Blocking Ads is Not Copyright Infringement

Publisher Axel Springer claimed that blocking ads is copyright infringement, but a German court disagreed.

The Court notes that ruling otherwise would represent a “disproportionate encroachment” on users’ freedoms to make various choices, including not to load images to save bandwidth, to deactivate Javascript, or block pop-ups or tracking elements. It would also render translation tools and aids for visually impaired people as copyright infringing.

AdGuard’s Shortcut Can Help Block YouTube Ads

AdGuard, creator of a popular adblocker of the same name, started getting complaints from users that YouTube ads were slipping through. It turns out Google deployed a new algorithm for showing ads to logged in users (Read more here). AdGuard was able to create a shortcut that can block these new ads while they build similar functionality to block them with the AdGuard app. You don’t need to have the AdGuard app installed to run the shortcut. Download Shortcut

How to Block Spam Calls on iPhone [2024]

  • Did you know an average American spends over 6 spam calls per month?
  • These spam calls could lead to other risks such as phishing, where scammers attempt to trick you into revealing sensitive information like passwords or financial details.
  • The best way to deal with scammers is to simply not deal with them, at all.