Friday, June 8, 2007

Le Monde Links

I've received an e-mail from a reader who complains that the links to Le Monde "never work." Unfortunately, reading most Le Monde articles on-line requires a subscription to the on-line edition. If you are subscribed, the links should work. Some articles are available to non-subscribers, but since I am a subscriber, the links I copy into the posts are always "subscriber" links and won't work if you don't have a subscription. I'm afraid there's nothing I can do about this. Whenever possible, I'll try to give links to other sources, such as Libé, Le Figaro, L'Express, and Le Nouvel Obs, which can all be read for free.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Of course, with Le Monde in difficult financial straits, it behooves all of you to support the paper by subscribing. The Web site is actually doing quite well, as you can see from the hit audit here. The Groupe Skyrock is doing better, though, and Libé rather worse.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, you *could* cut and paste, depending on your taste in ethics...

Unknown said...

Two points: I certainly wouldn't cut and paste an entire article. I would consider that unethical. "Fair scholarly use" is my standard. A short quote is acceptable. Since I'm not assuming that readers of this blog speak French (the person who put me up to this is a grad student in political theory who is interested in French politics but doesn't have enough French to read the papers on his own), I translate what I quote, so cutting and pasting wouldn't work in any case. The references are for those who want to pursue a point further, as well as for documentation.