Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Politics, Economics and Law (ICPEL 2016)

Legal Regulation of the Advertising Blocking Feature-A Chinese Perspective

Authors
Lanfang Fei, Peng Zhou
Corresponding Author
Lanfang Fei
Available Online May 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icpel-16.2016.25How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Ad blocking feature, unfair competition, online video sites, Chinese rulings
Abstract
Ad blocking tools have become part of the unfair competition debate in China. Leading Chinese online video companies have initiated several lawsuits against Web browsers and software developers that provide add-ons or similar tools that let people avoid advertisements. Chinese courts have taken a strong stance in support of the online video industry's ad-based business model, ruling that Web browsers and software that provide ad avoidance plug-ins are liable for unfair competition. This paper reviews those cases dealing with ad blocking tools and explores the judicial approach taken by the Chinese courts as well as the implications of the courts' ruling on the related industry.
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Proceedings
2016 International Conference on Politics, Economics and Law (ICPEL 2016)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
May 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-190-2
ISSN
2352-5398
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