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It's cool for surfers (fewer popups), but tough on advertisers since they will probably have to pay royalties on the ads.
I personally hope they have deep pockets... deep enough to enforce it so that I never see another <presnipped webcam company that advertises everywhere> ad again. One can hope :)
[edited by: Xoc at 12:53 am (utc) on June 4, 2002]
Then I'm going to go patent the disabling of the scrollbar so that surfers cannot scroll to the right of my sub-pages.
"A method for inducing cats to exercise consists of directing a beam of invisible light produced by a hand-held laser apparatus onto the floor or wall or other opaque surface in the vicinity of the cat, then moving the laser so as to cause the bright pattern of light to move in an irregular way fascinating to cats, and to any other animal with a chase instinct."
(see: [delphion.com...] )
The 3rd-party ad server I was with has yet to pay up, went suspiciously quiet and I hope they go under :) Pop up ads are an invention (an annoying one), and their value will dive anyway IMO
Very grey area. So I take it the "open link in new window" option is now illegal? :)
EliteWeb : regarding the UpUp and sideways ads..I have seen a couple of them on washtech.com some time back...i am sure, many here also might have noticed...!
Thats like saying the computer company owns it because they made the computer you were able to program it on. The fact is the person who developed the actual program/script to function it in the manner we all see has the intelectual rights to it. What I don't like is how long people wait to say, hey its my idea now because there are 2139 million people using i want a penny from each of you every time you use it. I dont remember seeing (patent pending statements w/ the java )
So, I could go patent other single lines of code? Such as an alert box or perhaps using a title tag.