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April 07, 2016, 10:10:17 PM
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Bitcoin Browser Brave Draws Fire from Major News Publishers

The maker of ad-blocking browser Brave, which plans to give users the option to view ads in exchange for micropayments in bitcoin, has responded to a cease-and-desist letter it received today from members of a major newspaper trade group.

Seventeen members of the Newspaper Association of America (NAA), including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, sent the letter to Brave, calling the business plan proposed for the browser "blatantly illegal".

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    “Your plan to use our content to sell your advertising is indistinguishable from a plan to steal our content to publish on your own website.”

http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-browser-brave-responds-cease-desist/
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April 07, 2016, 10:45:55 PM
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I wasn't totally compelled by the Brave browser previously. Not any more.

Advertising networks using legal bullying because of a competitive threat deserve none of their revenues. Say goodbye to the meager earnings you extracted from me never clicking on your banners, gentlemen.

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I wasn't totally compelled by the Brave browser previously. Not any more.

Advertising networks using legal bullying because of a competitive threat deserve none of their revenues. Say goodbye to the meager earnings you extracted from me never clicking on your banners, gentlemen.

This.

Advertising in the browser has gotten progressively more obnoxious as bigger and bigger money flowed into it ... no more. These idiot lawyers do NOT get to tell me which software I must run on my machine or which content I choose to display. Go fuck yourselves guys, couldn't happen to better bunch of assholes, Brave all the way for me from now on.

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