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The Guardian: Money for Nothing

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

"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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