paywall

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From pay +‎ wall, by analogy with firewall.

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paywall (plural paywalls)

  1. (informal, computing) A feature of a website, application or service that only allows access to certain pages, data or features to paid up subscribers.
    Techdirt got wind of a secret meeting by newspaper execs, complete with antitrust lawyers, to discuss how to proceed on the issue of implementing paywalls going forward. — Slashdot, May 2009

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