NYT Book Reviews back issues before 1996 Gone


Mary Minow writes \"One of our eagle-eyed bibliographers found This Today on the NY Times site:

\"Search The New York Times on the Web Books

* Books Archive: For the past four years, it has been our pleasure to provide a full-text search of the New York Times Books archive of reviews, news and author interviews dating back to 1980.

To comply with a recent United States Supreme Court decision, we are limiting that search to the period from January 1, 1996 to the present. In the period prior to 1996, The Times typically did not have written agreements with freelance book reviewers to permit republishing reviews in
electronic form.

The court, citing the characteristics and efficiencies of the electronic
media, has now held that The Times\'s right to publish those reviews does
not extend to online editions or electronic archives.

We regret that these articles will no longer will be available to our

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