Is it a sin to get around “soft” paywalls for newspaper websites?
Copyright laws ensure that those who create the material are properly compensated for their work. Everyone who works wants to be fairly compensated for their time and effort, and it is a matter of justice to ensure this happens.
So long as someone is using the “soft paywall” in a manner that is permitted by the copyright holder, the action is moral. If, however, the consumer of the material is violating the terms of the paywall, it would be immoral.
For example, if a “soft paywall” permits ten articles per week and the consumer of the material finds a way to trick the counter, that would be immoral.