Germany’s highest civil court signs off on the business model behind AdBlock Plus
The popular adblocking software AdBlock Plus, and the underlying business model of Eyeo GmbH, do not fall foul of German unfair competition rules. On 19 April, the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) handed down its landmark ruling on the legality of adblocking (BGH, file number I ZR … Continue Reading
Eyeo ordered on appeal to whitelist Axel Springer media for free on AdBlock Plus
German media house Axel Springer has won a first significant victory in the adblocking battle that has been keeping the digital advertising industry on its toes for over a year now.
Read up on the procedural history between German media houses and Eyeo GmbH, the company … Continue Reading
Recently, we reported on the series of adblocking lawsuits pending in Germany against Eyeo GmbH, the makers of AdBlock Plus. Yesterday, the District Court of Hamburg rendered the first decision in this highly controversial and avidly followed battle of several German media houses, among them Axel Springer, ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL subsidiaries. The court ruled in favor of the defendant Eyeo, … Continue Reading