The Times, they are a chaaangin'
September 17, 2007 at 7:05 PM
Just published on the New York Times (and, I’m assuming this is not an April Fool’s Joke, given that it is currently September): Times to End Charges on Web Site
Some relevant passages:
The New York Times will stop charging for access to parts of its Web site, effective at midnight tonight. The move comes two years to the day after The Times began the subscription program.
In addition to opening the entire site to all readers, The Times will also make available its archives from 1987 to the present without charge, as well as those from 1851 to 1922, which are in the public domain. There will be charges for some material from the period 1923 to 1986, and some will be free.
They just opened up the NYT Select section too: http://select.nytimes.com/pages/timesselect/index.html
Once you get there, it has this notification amongst all the other stuff on the page though:
Effective Sept. 19, we are ending TimesSelect.