Definitions

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  • n. A feature of a website, application or service that only allows access to certain pages, data or features to paid up subscribers.

Etymologies

pay +‎ wall, by analogy with firewall (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A paywall is fine, if he thinks that will work for his [...] [Read more →]

    2009 December

  • Hidden behind the WSJ's stupid paywall is this wonderful piece by Ian Mount about rare, "lost" art-films resurfacing at online video sites like Google and YouTube -- and some ensuing copyright squabbles:

    Boing Boing: July 9, 2006 - July 15, 2006 Archives

  • No, people are using the word paywall inappropriately.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • The has changed the so-called paywall debate: suddenly, the topic doesn't seem to be Times doesn't want to call it a "paywall", but ...

    WN.com - Business News

  • Recently, The New York Times established what's called a paywall.

    Abundance of Digital Info Could Signal End of Newspapers

  • It is also an emphasis on pay-TV that is catching, with the company successfully forcing local US network owners to pay Fox re-transmission fees – and, indeed, the much-discussed paywall, which is most easily understood as a hopeful attempt to turn the Times into a subscription business.

    James Murdoch's move hints at next chapter for News Corp

  • Times Co. said more than 100,000 people signed up for new digital subscriptions, after it introduced a so-called paywall March 28.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Shares may also get a bump when the company reports the results of its so-called "paywall," which sets barriers up around the company's Web and mobile products to encourage readers to sign up and pay for subscriptions, said Citi analyst Leo Kulp.

  • The introduction of the paywall, which is expected to launch in the next week, comes as part of the biggest overhaul of the Independent's website since at least 2007.

  • The only papers that should even be thinking about a paywall are the large, well-recognized brands like NY Times and WSJ.

    Original Signal - The best of Web 2.0

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  • A feature of a website that only allows access to certain pages or data to paid up subscribers taken from wiktionary

    August 15, 2009