WSJ Can Change Digital Subscriber Price On The Fly, Says Court

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By: Jeff Roberts | paidContent.org

In 2006, the publisher of the Wall Street Journal (NSDQ: NWS) spun off financial magazine Barron’s Online and required subscribers to pay more if they wanted to keep reading Barron’s. This week, angry customers who sued learned they are out of luck after a New York court rejected their breach of contract claim.

In a 15-page decision, U.S. District Judge Miriam Cedarbaum concluded that the customers’ subscriber agreement entitled the publisher, Dow Jones, to change the terms and price of the contract.

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