I always avoid looking at ads on youtube, so when I see a countdown for an ad, I mute the video and scroll away so I avoid looking at or listening to something forbidden.

So I learned that one can install a browser extension that gets rid of the ads entirely.

I am wondering, since the creators of the video get paid by how many ads the viewers see, could installing an ad blocker be considered stealing?

  • I think it would be difficult to classify this is as stealing because there is no "thing" which you have stolen.
    – The GRAPKE
    Oct 12, 2020 at 2:22
  • @TheGRAPKE stealing potential ad revenue from the creator and platform?
    – A P
    Oct 12 at 15:47
  • @AP The halachah does not operate on the basis of "rights". "I have a 'right' to display an ad together with this content." That is not a valid statement in halachah.
    – The GRAPKE
    Oct 13 at 7:46


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