Tuesday, March 06, 2007

in case you missed it...

The NY Times website no longer allows people to read the article "The Face the Music Academy" for free - it's moved into the TimesSelect part of the site. If you're a member, you can still read it there, but I don't expect my readers to be in any special clubs. You're Select enough just for reading this blog, you don't need to pay a yearly membership fee. Which is why I took the link down.

But if you would still like to read the article, it's reprinted in a slightly different form in another newspaper. I was just sent this link to the article, which was renamed "New World Order". Thanks to the Naples News for making it available, and I hope I'm not violating any intellectual property laws by linking to it!

1 comment:

Lydia Si-Ngaw Lui said...

I wouldn't worry that you are infringing any copyrights by simply linking to an article that is free for public access on the Naples News website. You didn't try to make a profit off any of the material in the article, so you should be fine. Additionally, as the New York Times ran the piece with open access for some time, this suggests that the public was not meant to pay to read the article; upon reclassification as a TimesSelect article, the public still need not pay since the paper offers a free 14 day trial of the paid TimesSelect option.

In case you were wondering about any use of authors' copyrighted material, the fair use doctrine (now a federal statute) may be of some comfort: 17 U.S.C.A. § 107: "The fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or by any other means for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright."