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Fighting the Future

October 28, 2010 6:18:53.415

TechDirt spotted an entertaining attempt at revenue gathering via an implicit paywall - an upstate New York newspaper website posted the following:

A subscription is required at North Country Gazette. We allow only one free read per visitor. We are currently gathering IPs and computer info on persistent intruders who refuse to buy subscription and are engaging in a theft of services. We have engaged an attorney who will be doing a bulk subpoena demand on each ISP involved, particularly Verizon Droids, Frontier and Road Runner, and will then pursue individual legal actions.

I anxiously await the response from that famed ISP, Verizon Droid.

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posted by James Robertson


Re: Fighting the Future

[W^L+] October 31, 2010 11:53:25.816

They could have hired the same people that most other papers use to create their paywall. It should be interesting to hear the result when someone's attorney shows that they did nothing to mitigate damage and therefore are not entitled to compensation for their (imagined) losses.

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