The North County Gazette
, a regional paper covering upstate New York, offers its articles online with a sort of an honor system instead of a standard paywall. OK, but instead of a straight-up honor system or "tip jar" (you read stuff, then drop a micropayment in the bucket), they are totally aggro and threatening about it.
Dig the guilt-trippy decree (in crimson comic sans, no less!) displayed next to each and every article:
And then, check out this insanity:
Translation: WE WILL BACKTRACE YOU AND REPORT YOU TO THE CYBERPOLICE AND STATE POLICE. CONSEQUENCES. WILL. NEVER. BE. THE. SAME.
Rick Friday has been the editorial cartoonist for Farm News for 21 years, with a weekly slot in every Friday’s paper.
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