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Regardless, they inset banners, full screen width, at the top and bottom of each page which scroll with the page. In short, they look like YOU put them there. On their site they claim it's not copyright infringement, but that they're merely a browser utility, but they automatically modify all links so the visitor stays within their "utility."
I have tried to find them again before I brought this up. Unfortunately, as I said, this was a while back and I cannot find them again. Has anyone heard of them, especially our European friends? Any help here would be appreciated.
We do pledge, that placing on your pages special panels with advertisement and additional features, performed by WebWarper service, is not an infringement of your copyright. These panels are to be considered not as parts of your pages, but as new user interface elements, added by our software to user's browser.
That outfit is just one of many who are hijacking page content. Some of the more prolific hijackers have their plugins for "content enhancement" attached to P2P file sharing software downloads.
I thought their "pledge" was a hoot.
Maybe the following should be forwarded to the MS legal dept:
" Panels of WebWarper are accentuated with special design, and are decorated in the same style as standard panels of Microsoft Internet Explorer browser."