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A federal judge ruled that Facebook has the right to exclude users if they install a program that alters the look of its website and swaps out its ad offerings.
In a ruling issued Thursday in San Diego, U.S. District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo dismissed an antitrust complaint filed by Sambreel, a controversial advertising company that offers products with names like PageRage that let users tweak the look of their Facebook page.
“We are pleased by the decision,” said Facebook’s lead counsel, Craig Clark, in an email statement. Sambreel’s lawyers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Judge Rules Users Have No Right To Alter Facebook's Look Or Hide Ads [gigaom.com]
a program that alters the look of its website and swaps out its ad offerings
users should expect ads
joined:Dec 5, 2012
[edited by: httpwebwitch at 9:43 pm (utc) on Dec 5, 2012]
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worked well for Myspace
Hold on, didn’t courts uphold a ruling that allows code/plug-ins/advertising networks to tweak the look of websites (e.g. add hyperlinks and graphic advertisements)? This is what the Adware industry does. Why protect FB and not corporate websites from Adware?
joined:Nov 21, 2012
The way I see it, he's motivating individuals to grab from FB and that's not right.