The Globe and Mail newspaper remained one of the few with a firewall on columns and other enterprise content online.
Its site, globeandmail.com, announced this weekend it has taken down the firewall. Its columnists and an array of diversions are now available.
"The locks are off," it proclaims.
At the same time it has launched Globe Plus, a paid product that will house GlobeinvestorGOLD (its long-running business portfolio tool), its digital PDF edition and an archive of up to 100 articles per month.
The Globe joins other Canadian organizations in offering its produced content free online. The Canwest newspapers, the Toronto Star, the Quebecor sites under Canoe.ca and others are in the free-for-the-browsing category.