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Short Definition: Restricting access to Internet content via a paid subscription; is often called a paywall.
Extended Definition: The subscription business model is a business model where a customer must pay a subscription price to have access to the product/service. The model was pioneered by magazines and newspapers, and is now used by many businesses and websites.
Related Terms: Subscription, Paid circulation, Controlled circulation, Freemium
Term Lead: Lilia Quituisaca Samaniego