Firefox block campaign

A news old by few days than weeks!


It is this campaign which was reported over Digg and Slashdot which aims towards blocking Firefox…funny eh but its true. If you want to believe what has been written, visit this website – Why Firefox Is Blocked. The entry points out that it is blocking the Firefox because of the support extended by Mozilla to Ad blocking tools like Ad-block plus which in turn block advertisements and hence, making advertisers suffer in the end.


While blanket ad blocking in general is still theft, the real problem is Ad Block Plus’s unwillingness to allow individual site owners the freedom to block people using their plug-in. Blocking FireFox is the only alternative. Demographics have shown that not only are FireFox users a somewhat small percentage of the internet, they actually are even smaller in terms of online spending, therefore blocking FireFox seems to have only minimal financial drawbacks, whereas ending resource theft has tremendous financial rewards for honest, hard-working website owners and developers..

Since the makers of Ad Block Plus as well as the filter subscriptions that accompany it refuse to allow website owners control over their own intellectual property, and since FireFox actively endorses Ad Block Plus, the sites linking to this page are now blocking FireFox until the resource theft is stopped.


Idea is interesting specially because it says that ad-blocking is a theft and hence they recommend – IE, Opera or IE tab. What would be their take on IE7 which also allows installation of extensions and has in-built blocking policy for pop-up ads!!


And there have been users which thanked the website for introducing them to Ad Block Plus – competition is always two way :M). Interesting!!

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