It’s another victory for consumers and ad-blocking providers everywhere: we were informed on Friday by the regional court in Hamburg, Germany that blocking online ads is (still) your legal right. This was the decision of a case that publishing giant Spiegel Online filed against Eyeo, the company that makes Adblock Plus, Flattr Plus and other products. The court dismissed all claims brought by the plaintiff. Those of you outside Germany may remember Spiegel as the publication that received Chelsea Manning’s disclosures from WikiLeaks as well as some of those submitted by Edward Snowden. Spiegel is a fantastic publication, despite our legal disagreements, and a journalistic observer of record in Germany.