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The Guardian: Money for Nothing

Feb 23, 2006, 15:15 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Danny Bradbury)

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"Austelle describes herself as 'a frequent internet user' who checks her email daily, participates in forums, and has multiple online accounts. But that did not stop her falling for a new loophole by which sites provide software that's available free elsewhere--and charge for 'support' that may be limited or even nonexistent.

"Austelle paid a website $33.90 [€28.43/£19.37] for the Limewire peer-to-peer (P2P) client--which is available free from sites such as limewire.com. She found the fee-charging site after searching for file downloads in a search engine..."

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