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[-] hairinmybellybutt 46 points 8 months ago

Even if they do that, some people will just create illegal website mirrors that remove ads.

On reddit, people already copy paste articles when there's a paywall. I can totally envision that thing to be more common.

I am not fucking kidding, I will stop using websites if I cannot block ads. This is non negotiable. I don't care about your business model, I have zero money to give you. I tried the official reddit app, and uninstalled within a week.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 8 months ago

I've even seen websites that copy stackoverflow questions and answers word for word, and just displays them differently.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 8 months ago

I think that's spammy SEO abuse though... Not circumventing ads or anything.

[-] _cerpin_taxt_ 3 points 8 months ago

Well if the OG source uses DRM, fuck em! I don't care if Google's search engine goes to shit. Not sure how much shittier it can get, but fuck em!

[-] _cerpin_taxt_ 3 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

I said this the other day and had a user suggest there's no point because Google will win, and it'll be impossible to avoid this DRM garbage. They didn't seem to grasp that you can just not use the websites that use that tech.

[-] hairinmybellybutt 1 points 8 months ago

I won't use them then, and go offline I guess

[-] TheProtagonist 1 points 8 months ago

Same here. Actually I uninstalled the official Reddit app within a day after seeing all these ads. My web experience is almost completely ad-free and if some ad or site comes around with ads ir user tracking, I don’t use it.

I haven’t watched any un-proxied YouTube video for over five years now. Not sure how long this will still be possible in the future but I hope that also in the future people will find ways to circumvene big-tech surveillance.

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