(CMR) Readers of the Cayman Compass are no longer able to access content on their website for free. This comes days after it was announced on Friday that they would be instituting a paywall system for readers to access online content.
They did share that the change would come in September but no exact date was given. However, readers this evening have now informed CMR that when they attempt to access most content on the website they are unable to do so. The paywall appears to apply to the vast majority of articles including ones that were published before Friday's date.
Titles and brief summaries are available to view but once a reader clicks on the link to read a full story the request to subscribe appears on the screen giving a monthly or annual option for payment. It remains to be seen how receptive the public will be to paying for online news in the Cayman Islands. Thus far, the vast majority of viewer comments have indicated they are not keen to pay to read the news.
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Paywall systems have different deployment options available but essentially it means that readers have to now pay for the content they wish to read.
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