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Am I Violating The DMCA By Visiting The NYTimes With NoScript Enabled? | Techdirt
"As we continue to explore the NY Times' bizarrely pointless paywall, it comes as no surprise that the wall itself is barely any wall at all. It's not even a fence. It's basically a bunch of fence posts, and someone screaming: "Pay no attention to your own eyes. There is a fence here, and you should go round the front & pay at the entrance... unless someone sent you here. Then walk on through."…But it gets even more bizarre when you discover that the "paywall" itself has apparently been written in javascript, meaning that when you do hit the wall, the full article you want to read actually loads in the HTML, it's just then blocked by some script asking you to pay up. That means it's even easier to remove than many had predicted (no need to even delete cookies or any such nonsense). In fact, that link above points people to NYTClean, a 4-line javascript bookmarklet, that makes it easy to remove the paywall w/ (literally) the click of a button, should you actually encounter it."
drm  paywall  nytimes  2011  javascript  html  workarounds  nytclean  dmca  addons  firefox  browser  browsers 
march 2011 by robertogreco
How to Get Around the New York Times Paywall
"But with a few extra steps, users can still access the NYT’s content for free. The company still wants to drive readers back to its Web site via search engines and social media like Twitter and Facebook. This being the case, visits generated from third-party sources, like Google or Bing or Twitter, don’t count off on your 20 monthly views.

That means one could easily go to the front page or the section pages, find a headline they want to read and copy and paste it into Google. This would count only as a Google-driven source. The same works for the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.

The company added, “There will, however, be a five-article limit a day for people who visit the site from Google.” Notably, the site didn’t mention Bing, Yahoo, or other search engines. It follows, then, that you could exhaust five referred visits from as many search engines as there are out there. Just get a little creative."
nytimes  paywall  twitter  bing  google  workarounds  2011  search  yahoo  frugalweb  web  online 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Clay Shirky: 'Paywall will underperform – the numbers don't add up' | Technology | The Guardian
"The one point of agreement between internet utopians and sceptics has been their techno-deterministic assumption that the web has fundamentally changed human behaviour. Both sides, Shirky says, are wrong. "Techies were making the syllogism, if you put new technology into an existing situation, and new behaviour happens, then that technology caused the behaviour. But I'm saying if the new technology creates a new behaviour, it's because it was allowing motivations that were previously locked out. These tools we now have allow for new behaviours – but they don't cause them." Had Facebook been around when he was in his 20s, he cheerfully admits, he too would have spent his youth emailing photos of himself to everyone he knew."
clayshirky  via:migurski  cognitivesurplus  technodeterminism  collaboration  socialnetworking  behavior  business  future  2010  newspapers  internet  journalism  paywall  media  culture  creativity  community  socialmedia  news  technology  optimism  web 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Daring Fireball: Pay Walls
"I’m not pretending to be an expert on the details of exactly how newspaper companies should adapt. But you don’t have to be an expert to notice the obvious. Newspapers are losing millions of dollars. New, online-only publications, on the other hand, are operating at a profit. And there is a stark difference between the two: new online publications are lean and mean. They are small, flat organizations where most of the employees are producing actual content."
newspapers  publishing  johngruber  paywall  businessmodels  davidsimon  advertising  news  business 
july 2009 by robertogreco
The Wall Street Journal's Web site is already (secretly) free - Machinist -
"The system works like this: If you click on a subscriber-only WSJ link from an ordinary Web site -- say, a link that I post here, or a link from within the Journal's own site -- you'll be sent to a limited version of the article, and you'll be asked to l
wsj  googlenews  firefox  paywall  news  media  howto  hacks 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Editors' Note: The Atlantic Monthly
"Beginning today, is dropping its subscriber registration requirement and making the site free to all visitors."
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january 2008 by robertogreco

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