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Modern Art Article in NY Times- OWW!

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JIM WITTSTRUCK (JWITTSTRUCK.us)
Fri, 30 Oct 1998 11:08:05 -0600


Fellow artsed typists,

I just read the thread about copying the Museum of Modern Art article from the Times, and about how to honor their copyright and go to the URL instead of copying.

Sorry, folks, I tried..... By the time I registered "for free", by giving them a whole list of personal information and letting their server establish several "cookies" on my hard drive that I had no control over (Do YOU know what those cookies are doing?), I found out that the article in question was now ARCHIVED, and even with my password access, I was requested to purchase the article.....

This sounds too much like information access by economic status to me. Call me a pirate, but I would rather get the story from a 3rd party, copied or not, than play the control game of the newspaper online.

If we can't pass on the information as a quote, let's just paraphrase it, but we DO have a right to transmit ideas, don't we? Or do we have to be monitored by the thought police as we work?

Sorry, it ticked me off!

Jim

Jim Wittstruck
M.W. Savage Elementary
Savage, MN