Gator overlay adds legal, says Virginia Court

An article from CNet relays information about a ruling by the Eastern District Court of Virginia that recently ruled that pop-over advertisements by Gator are legal.

The summary judgment was handed down last week, but a complete ruling is expected in the upcoming weeks.

The plaintiff in this case was U-Haul and they were suing for trademark and copyright infringement due to their site being presented to users with advertising for competitors overlaying some of their content. The claim is that the Gator software was illegally changing their web page into a new derived work.