Cord-cutting "Game of Thrones" fans must go through Apple to watch the new season on HBO's standalone streaming service because the episodes will run during Apple's exclusive three-month term.
A prestigious scientific journal, faced with pressure from paper-sharing sites on the Internet, has made it possible for subscribers to grant others access.
BitTorrent's paywall system launches via a bundle from Radiohead's Thom Yorke to see whether fans will pay for content. The move could end up upending the crowd-funding world in the process.
The Washington Post is suspending its pay gate in an effort to get information out to all readers.
The newspaper introduced a new subscription-only Web site in March that charged for access to "premium" stories and columns. But its content is reportedly free now.
After the hacking group lashed out at Wikileaks for using a donation overlay page on its Global Intelligence Files, the organization acquiesces and takes down the page.
The move to offer readers "unrivaled content" separate from the free SFGate.com appears to be an attempt to woo readers back to good old-fashioned print.
Following suit with other national newspapers, the struggling D.C. paper is said to be looking for additional revenue streams.
As people go online to keep tabs on Hurricane Sandy, news outlets including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are responding by making their content free, for a while.
What started as a donation paywall dispute has led to what looks like a break in ties between the two groups.