he gets 400 calls and emails from people on a busy day and "most of them" settle... He says his company has collected about $500,000 for its clients since the Notice and Notice regime started almost two years ago.
Hmm let's see. Four hundred times (let's say) 250 working days in a year, times five thousand dollars: equals 500 million dollars, not $500k.
I'm guessing they say "$5 to make it go away", because anything more than nuisance money would make people ask questions.
This is my way of telling you, the website operator, that if I were to see any ads, I see, I would not ever click on them. I think you'd agree that it's my decision whether I click on an ad or not.
By using an adblocker, I'm cutting out the middleman. By telling you that I don't even need to see the ads, because I will never, never click them, I am saving you bandwidth. Because you don't even need to serve up the iframe. And your advertisers don't need to serve up their image, animated gif, embedded video and tracking scripts, thus saving them money that they can pass onto you!
But don't you see that it's vitally important to enable backdooring encryption. Don't you know there could be secret groups within our very midst, immune to society's common standards of behaviour. Who knows what goes on behind closed doors...