October 29, 2010

Laugher of the Day

I got a good giggle out of this story via Overlawyered:

The North Country Gazette does not put its articles behind a paywall, but insists that visitors not read more than one unless they subscribe. According to BoingBoing, a notice on the site (now apparently taken down, or at least inaccessible to many visitors) contained the following menacing wording:

A subscription is required at North Country Gazette. We allow only one free read per visitor. We are currently gathering IPs and computer info on persistent intruders who refuse to buy subscription and are engaging in theft of services. We have engaged an attorney who will be doing a bulk subpoena demand on each ISP involved… and will then pursue individual legal actions.

What a laugh. The good thing about the 'net is that there are a gazillion choices for whatever you need. And no one's gonna need this idiot publication anymore.

Posted by Hube at October 29, 2010 11:28 PM | TrackBack

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