Originally Posted by DamienD
I don't have a UsenNet account
Don't you need to pay for access to Usenet?
Not necessarily. Your ISP should have a Usenet server, right? Blueyonder's news server for example is news.blueyonder.co.uk.
Of course there are various paid Usenet servers, but some are relatively cheap anyways - I'm on Easynews who charge only $9.98 for every 20-gig block. Or per month, whatever, but rather than waiting till next month to download again, they just charge you for a fresh new block to use, like an auto-refill of sorts.