Sunday, January 30, 2022

Linus says adblock is piracy: is he right?

Some interesting moral considerations.  When I first bought TIVO to record television, it came with a 30-second skip button, which I found wonderful for skipping commercials.  The advertisers were up in arms over this and eventually pressured TIVO to remove the feature.  (I think that it may have been removed during a software update.)  The advertisers claimed that there was an implied contract with the TV viewers to watch commercials to pay for content.

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