Following your logic, clive (http://clive.sourceforge.net ) is a gross violation of usage restrictions. Likewise all those Firefox plug-ins that allow you to download the flash movies instead of using the built-in player.
Stretching your logic a bit further, the pop-up blocker of Firefox would be "dangerous" - the site wanted you to see a pop-up as part of the document. Who are you to decide the pop-up is not relevant? Who are you to use technical workarounds to prevent the starving author from receiving his due funding?