CNET: Web ad blocking may not be (entirely) legal

We Americans can be so stupid at times.  In the country of "land of the free", we spend too much of our efforts working to restrict the freedom of others.

Tomorrow's legal fight may be over Web browser add-ons that let people avoid advertisements. These add-ons are growing in functionality and popularity, which has led legal experts we surveyed this week to speculate about when the first lawsuit will be filed.

If ad-blockers become so common that they slice away at publishers' revenues, "I absolutely would expect to see litigation in this area," said John Palfrey, executive director of Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Let me give you my take on this.  I have the right to decide whether I want to place advertisement on my Web pages or not.  You have the right to decide whether you want to view those advertisements or your computer or not.  It really should be that simple.