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Re: tracking-ISSUE-93: Should 1st parties be able to degrade a user experience or charge money for content based on DNT? [Tracking Definitions and Compliance]

From: Tom Lowenthal <tom@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:53:54 -0700
Message-ID: <4E9F6312.4090902@mozilla.com>
To: public-tracking@w3.org
Mike, I seem to be a little behind on my ad-industry insider baseball,
because you've thrown out a few things that I haven't heard about before
now:

1. publishers banning users who user ad-blockers,
2. what you mean by "impacting 80% of the online ad market", and
3. the fundamental rights of corporations.

I'm sure that there are others on the list who are similarly behind the
curve, so it'd be great to get some background/links on this.

On 10/19/2011 01:09 PM, Mike Zaneis wrote:
> I agree with JC.  Some companies already block users from their 
> sites who use ad blocking technologies because it fundamentally
> impairs their ability to monetize their content.  If we use a broad
> definition of tracking, similar to the FTC's definition, then we 
> will be potentially impacting over 80% of the online ad market.
> Publishers and content owners have every right, in fact have
> fundamental rights, to offer their goods and services as they see
> fit.


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