UIC Review of Intellectual Property Law


Tyler Barbacovi

Citations to This Work

  • Russell A. Miller, The Legal Fate of Internet Ad-Blocking, 24 B.U. J. Sci. & Tech. L. 299 (2018)


The prevalence of ad blocking software (software that prevents the loading of web based advertisements) is a growing problem for website owners and content creators who rely on advertising revenue to earn money. While the number of ad block users continues to increase, there has thus far been no significant legal challenge to ad blocking in the United States. This comment examines how a website owner, through a combination of technological improvements and the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, could successfully raise a legal challenge against the purveyors of ad blocking software.