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The service prevents ads from appearing on websites unless it has given them permission to be displayed. German broadcasters RTL and ProSiebenSat.1 had argued that browser plug-in was anti-competitive and threatened their ability to offer users content for "free". However, a court in Munich ruled in favour of AdBlock's owner Eyeo. Ben Williams, a spokesman for the German company, told the BBC the dispute had been the biggest one it had faced to date "just by nature of the people involved and the amount of claims that they had". "This is the fourth time that massive publishers have brought legal proceedings against our start-up," he added in a follow-up email. View the full article