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German Supreme Court rules ad-blocking not unfair competition

Patrick Wingrove, London


The German Federal Supreme Court has ruled that popular ad-blocking software AdBlock Plus does not break the country’s unfair competition rules

The German Federal Supreme Court ruled on April 19 that popular ad-blocking software AdBlock Plus, which blocks banners, pop-ups and other advertisements, does not break the country’s unfair competition rules.

A court press release stated that an ad-blocker does...


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