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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > TPB Co-Founder and Adblock Creators Offer Users a Way to Support Publishers

TPB Co-Founder and Adblock Creators Offer Users a Way to Support Publishers

TPB Co-Founder and Adblock Creators Offer Users a Way to Support Publishers

Added: Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2016
Peter Sunde, one of The Pirate Bay founders, has joined forces with the creators of the most popular adblocker in the world to allow Internet users to make small donations for the content they enjoy. The project named Flattr Plus is a joint development of Sunde’s startup Flattr and AdBlock Plus maker Eyeo. The platform is designed to solve a problem the companies face since the very invention of the Internet 27 years ago.


With Flattr Plus, you won’t have to allocate your donations manually – the payments from a pool set by you will automatically be assigned based on how much you use a particular service. Eyeo and Flattr explained that their goal was to reach 10m users each donating $5 per month by 2017. If the goal is achieved, they will be able to pay out around $500m to publishers, while taking a cut of around 10%.

Adblock Plus admit that this goal is “ambitious” but “not so far fetched”, because the company already has 500 million users who could be encouraged to sign up. Flattr was created as a “holistic solution” that would complement Adblock’s existing service. In fact, the plan was to eventually integrate Flattr Plus into the Adblock software.

Though Flattr promises an easy way for publishers to get donations directly by their readers, one may treat the new service with caution because of its founders. As you can understand, Peter Sunde’s background with The Pirate Bay made him a bugbear for anyone trying to earn from entertainment content, while Adblock performs a similar role for digital publishers as it helps readers block the advertisements that fund the copyrighted work.

The service was founded 6 years ago and so far claims to have paid 30,000 content creators. Flattr was one of the first to provide a way for people to donate to Wikileaks after such popular payment systems as Visa, Mastercard and PayPal froze access to its funds.

As you may remember, Peter Sunde and other TPB co-founders were imprisoned in Sweden for creation and operation of the torrent tracker, which offered the widest ever choice for people to find movies, TV shows, music and computer games and download them for free without the consent of the copyright holders. Since then, Peter Sunde has distanced himself from The Pirate Bay and repeatedly claimed he had “not been a fan of what the site has become”.

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Date:  Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

posted by ET junkieKitty (2016-05-05 13:45:24)
Selsley avatarim not a consumer, it makes no odds to me if i recieve adverts, what i dont like is re routing, which is basically a hijacking of the webpage i want to see, as i dont buy from the internet i have no need to see adverts, surely its my choice if i dont want to download info to my machine in the way of adverts, it shouldnt be down to me to have to pay for a connection so people can spam me with info i dont want, if i was given cheap unlimited bandwidth then i would allow ads, but since i dont i will block them from showing

posted by (2016-05-06 03:24:16)
neato avatarAdvertisement has gotten out of hand, too many banners, pop ups, you name it, the way I look at it if I need something I'll research it, I just don't click on something just because it's on a webpage blinking and or jumping or even flashing.

posted by (2016-05-06 05:14:16)
YngBlondboy avatar@ #2... it's been out of hand for WELL over 2 years now.. I've been enjoying protection from any/all adverts with 3 different ad blockers, Ghostery, ad-block for youtube, and HTTPS everywhere.. Hell I can't recall the last time I saw a banner ad or advertisement in a video...

Also there are those websites out there which either don't screen or don't care about screening what ads they allow on their websites which can have harmful HTML code written into their banner ad code.. And since most sites will read/load the advert's code before the webpages code, the sites which don't screen for harmful codes are dangerous websites...
And like #1 stated, when one hijacks you by forcing you from the website you are wanting to view to another website which could have all sorts of harmful malware and viruses written into its code is known as a Rogue Banner Ad, which brings me to why this site allows/"promotes" TornTV on here, Which known for being bundled with all sorts of BS Malware/Spyware programs which can be hard for the avg user to begin to remove from their PC...

But Ghostery is by far one of the best web browser extension for web surfing safety to have installed.. It blocks Trackers, Advertising, Analytics, Beacons, Widgets, and lions, tigers and bears oh my, even the lame Facebook "like" button that websites have also added to their websites can be blocked... Which if you trust a website enough you can easily add it to your white list or just pause the blocking for that one visit...

But i say F*#$ all advertisements.. That's why i come here to DL my TV shows.. to avoid the ones even on TV...

posted by (2016-05-06 05:23:13)
YngBlondboy avatarAlso would forgot to add to my comment for #1, Malvertising.. THe worst of the worse sort of "banner ads"

posted by (2016-05-06 05:31:46)
YngBlondboy avatarStay Informed, Stay Safe..



posted by men (2016-05-06 12:47:56)
Nui avatarI don't like ads because they slow down the loading of pages. I use uBlock Origin because it's faster than AdBlock (did you ever saw that bottom left corner warning in Chrome saying: "waiting for AdBlock"?) so pages load instantly and doesn't have the "acceptable ads" policy, where companies that pay AdBlock a monthly fee get their ads whitelisted. uBlock Origin just blocks everything. Now there are sites that I choose to whitelist such as ET, Majorgeeks, Softpedia, etc, because they give me torrents or free software and I think we must give something back and let them make some revenue by showing ads. But with uBlock Origin I get to CHOOSE what sites I whitelist. As for the donations it's the same: I want to choose to whom I donate! I mostly donate to Linux projects, because they don't live of ads in their sites, in fact those Linux software or Distro projects only have donations to get going. Also I don't trust those guys at Flattr with my money and once again: I have FREE WILL, I prefer to CHOOSE MYSELF wherever I do in my life. Ditto!

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