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paywall (plural paywalls)
- (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
a feature of a website that only allows access to paying subscribers