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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Get around newspaper paywalls in 5 ways

They are relatively easy to breach!

  • Don't use javascript
  • Remove the text after the ? at the end of the URL
  • Open another browser on your PC
  • Delete your cookies after each session
  • Share with others by using the URL for the PRINT version!

Cheerleaders for paywalls claim the practice allows newspapers to charge advertisers more, however, one of the biggest proponents of paywalls, the New York Times, admits that the paywall has had no impact on the rates they can charge for ads.

By the way, NYT articles you visit from links my blog postings or my Twitter don't count toward the Times' articles-per-month limit.

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