Thursday, 28 October 2010


"The North Country Gazette, a news blog, says users who read beyond a single page of an article must pay up or they will be tracked down. They don't have a pay wall. If you go beyond page 1, you owe them. From the article: '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 don't think I've heard of such a blatant scam, this can't actually be legal.


  1. That's ridiculous.

  2. You think it would just be easier to slap a password system on there and sell accounts.
    I smell sensationalism!

    Also, if you read this far, you owe me 14 cents.