The New York Times is cutting off Internet freeloaders after 20 articles per month. Beginning March 28, Times readers will have to subscribe if they want to read more than that. Subscriptions will come in three tiers: $15 every four weeks for access to the Web and a mobile-phone app; $20 for Web access and an iPad app; or $35 for an all-access plan. Anyone who subscribes to the print version will still have free access to all digital editions, and readers can still get to full articles through Google searchers or Facebook referrals. In an announcement to Times staff Thursday morning, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., chairman of The New York Times Company, said, “This system is our latest, and best, demonstration of where we believe the future of valued content—be it news, music, games, or more—is going.” Before the paywall is rolled out worldwide, it’s being tested in Canada.
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