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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: [TIP]: How to use an Apache Proxy to filter Advertisements
Date Fri, 18 Apr 1997 20:47:35 GMT
It's just an arms war anyhow.  If a filter like this existed then people
would start developing content that uses the same size images.  People
will start developing sites with garbage urls that are unfilterable (but
still cacheable...).  Then it'll be back to the "expensive" method of ad
filtering which is to know the layout of the site and from that know which
thing to filter... which only hurts the "big" sites. 

I forgot my sarcastic smilie in the first message... I make my living
right now from companies that use ads for revenue.


On Fri, 18 Apr 1997, Rob Hartill wrote:

> > > Actually now that the IAB has standardized on various ad sizes you could
> > > write a filter that filtered those image sizes.  Many sites will make it
> > > even more convenient for you by including height and width tags.  :) 
> I see the smilies but as I've said before, I will veto any mention of
> ad blocking in Apache. Ads are the only source of income for many
> sites and providers. I'd also consider proxy ad filtering to be a
> form of modified redistribution that infringes my copyright.
> If anyone does try this idea I will make a hell of a lot of noise
> on and off this list and perhaps let my rabid copyright lawyer out
> of his cage.
> --
> Rob Hartill                              Internet Movie Database (Ltd)
>   .. a site for sore eyes.

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