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New York Times paywall now live

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Mar 2011 18:42 User comments (2)

New York Times paywall now live As of 2pm today, the New York Times paywall is now live, meaning you will need to subscribe to the newspaper to have unlimited access to articles online.
All readers get access to 20 stories per month for free, and some free articles via the Time's mobile app. $15 gets you unlimited access to the site and the phone app. $20 gets you online access and unlimited use of the iPad app. $35 per month gets you unlimited access to everything the Times offers.

If you are a print subscriber, you have unlimited access to everything, as well.

There are many ways around the paywall, including clicking through to the content via Twitter and Facebook. One coder even created an add-on called NYTClean which breaks through the paywall with just 4 lines of code.

Acknowledging their are many loopholes, the company still believes users will pay for access: "We believe that enough people will pay, but we will not cut ourselves off from the rest."

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2 user comments

129.3.2011 4:05

I wouldn't read that crap unless they paid me.



229.3.2011 5:59

Quote:
"We believe that enough people will pay, but we will not cut ourselves off from the rest."
This is what we need. A company to have the balls to say this out loud. They will get the money from people who want to pay them. A pirate will always be a pirate and will most likely never pay for anything, so it's pointless to overburden everyone with annoying drm. The only time I've ever had a subscription to anything was pre-internet. I've always just picked up a discarded one from benches or read them in doctors offices. I will not pay to read what I can read for free from numerous sources on the internet.

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