Website promises free views of paywalled sites

BreakthePaywall is offering a free add-on for Internet Explorer, promising to give users free access

However it only works on sites that allow users to view limited free content before asking them to register for viewing further content.

BreakthePaywall is a downloadable application that modifies a user's internet browser to "trick" the paywall websites, making the web browsers of non-paying readers "forget" that they have already exhausted their limited access to content.

The New York Times, ABC News Online and The Nikkei in Japan are among the websites that are currently planning to install paywalls to restrict free user access.