Legal: Copyright & Trademark

  • Ad-Blockers Are Like Highway Robbers, IAB Says

    … at its legal options. “No conclusions have been reached on this,” he said during an Ad Week New York press conference. So for now, the IAB is working to help publishers educate users about a trend that has become a hot-button issue since Apple started supporting mobile ad-blockers with its iOS9 release this month. Soon after iOS 9 launch, several ad…

    Martin Beck/ Marketing Land- 13 readers -
  • Ad Blocking: The IAB Wants To Sue But It Probably Can’t Win

    … Peace immediately rose to the top of the iTunes paid app charts over the weekend only to be later pulled by its developer Marco Arment amid feelings of remorse over its potential impact on publishers. Other ad blockers rose to take its place. Though ad-blocking software and browser extensions have been around for many years they weren’t widely used…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 17 readers -
  • Locksmith Sues Google, Others Claiming Spam Local Listings Illegal

    … that Google and its co-defendants don’t screen out unlicensed listings in an effort to inflate competition for SEO/SEM placement and compel legal locksmiths to “pay a premium” to appear in search results. Public records, say the plaintiff, indicate the are only 150 registered locksmiths in Maryland and 425 in Virginia. Defendants “knew [they were…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin SEO Google- 5 readers -
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