The Economist Magazine is building a paywall to limit the number of articles which readers can access online for free, the latest sign that publishers are rethinking their attitude towards free web content.
Only articles from the past 90 days will be available to the general browser, rather than 12 months under the current system. From the 13th of October, when something over 90 days will be behind a big old pay wall and therefore will be available only to paying subscribers.
In another news, only subscribers may utilize the “This Week In Print” , which allows users to access the magazine in a digital format.
I’m assuming this is similar to what many News Corp sites will begin rolling out as well.
Originally posted on October 8, 2009 @ 2:55 am