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 Way round Newspaper Paywalls.
Topic Originator: sadindiefreak  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 04:44

Just discovered this.

I find it very frustrating when someone posts a link to a newspaper article and I can't read it because its stuck behind a paywall.

Well you can still read the article if you go to the address bar and type in

outline.com/

before the url of the page you are trying to read.

It also then creates a handy link that you can share to other people where the article is no longer behind a paywall.
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 Re: Way round Newspaper Paywalls.
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 07:07

Genuine question.

Is this legal?

Bobs of the world unite
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 Re: Way round Newspaper Paywalls.
Topic Originator: sadindiefreak  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 08:56

Quote:

Jbob, Wed 10 Feb 07:07

Genuine question.

Is this legal?


Using it yourself is entirely legal.

I think if you share the link it generates that bypasses the paywall on a public forum then you may be on dodgy ground.
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 Re: Way round Newspaper Paywalls.
Topic Originator: Socks  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 09:41

An alternative way that works sometimes is to press the escape key in the half second or so that you get between the article loading and the paywall blocking it. Doesn`t work for them all but it`s always worth a shot.

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 Re: Way round Newspaper Paywalls.
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 18:53

"I think if you share the link it generates that bypasses the paywall on a public forum then you may be on dodgy ground."

What about sharing the procedure to get around it ?

I`ll understand if you plead the 5th amendment !!!

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 Re: Way round Newspaper Paywalls.
Topic Originator: sadindiefreak  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 21:05

Quote:

veteraneastender, Wed 10 Feb 18:53

"I think if you share the link it generates that bypasses the paywall on a public forum then you may be on dodgy ground."

What about sharing the procedure to get around it ?

I`ll understand if you plead the 5th amendment !!!


I did share the procedure.
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 Re: Way round Newspaper Paywalls.
Topic Originator: sadindiefreak  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 21:13

I will explain again trying to make it clearer with an example.

OK let's say you wanted to read this story.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19080275.milestone-reached-one-million-scots-receive-first-vaccine-dose/

But you find you have viewed 3 articles from the Herald this month already so its now sat behind a paywall.

Type in outline.com/
before the url of the webpage.

So it would now read

outline.com/https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19080275.milestone-reached-one-million-scots-receive-first-vaccine-dose/

It then allows you to read the article.
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 Re: Way round Newspaper Paywalls.
Topic Originator: StuPar82  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 22:20

Quote:

sadindiefreak, Wed 10 Feb 21:05

Quote:

veteraneastender, Wed 10 Feb 18:53

"I think if you share the link it generates that bypasses the paywall on a public forum then you may be on dodgy ground."

What about sharing the procedure to get around it ?

I`ll understand if you plead the 5th amendment !!!


I did share the procedure.


I think VEE was enquiring whether it is legal to share the procedure to get round it.
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 Re: Way round Newspaper Paywalls.
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 22:21

Outline.com is perfectly legal. It's just it's being used in an unintended way. Same was how you can access a lot of restricted sites using Incognito mode.
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 Re: Way round Newspaper Paywalls.
Topic Originator: sadindiefreak  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 22:29

Quote:

StuPar82, Wed 10 Feb 22:20

Quote:

sadindiefreak, Wed 10 Feb 21:05

Quote:

veteraneastender, Wed 10 Feb 18:53

"I think if you share the link it generates that bypasses the paywall on a public forum then you may be on dodgy ground."

What about sharing the procedure to get around it ?

I`ll understand if you plead the 5th amendment !!!


I did share the procedure.


I think VEE was enquiring whether it is legal to share the procedure to get round it.


Oh right.
My bad. 🤪
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 Re: Way round Newspaper Paywalls.
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 22:37

"I did share the procedure."

I`ll pretend I didn`t hear that confession !!!

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