• Henry Park

Adblocking is lawful


If you are like me, you find there are too many advertisements on websites and therefore you use an adblocker.


In January 2022, a European court found that a website publisher's claim that adblocking infringed its copyright to be invalid and it dismissed the publisher's lawsuit (link). In its findings, the court determined that the adblocker did not change any code on the publisher's website and that the adblocker only changes how the code is rendered. As there was no change in the code, there was no infringement.


Logo used under fair use.