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Access The New York Times with Academic Pass

Stanford affiliates with an email address can access the The New York Times online with a 24-hour Academic Pass. This program is courtesy of the Stanford News Readership Program . SNRP is paid for with undergraduate fees.

Go to to login or to register. There is a maximum of 500 simultaneous users. If the maximum number of users is not hit when you login, you will get an academic pass for 24 hours of access.

In addition to the  Academic Passes program, The New York Times can be accessed in print in the first floor reading area at Crown Law Library by the reference desk .

Digital access to articles is available on both Lexis Advance and platforms to law school affiliates. In addition, articles are available through Stanford University Libraries subscription to ProQuest  (1851-2008 archive) and the GSB Library’s subscription to Factiva (latest two weeks) .

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Featured Book

In Praise of Copying by Marcus Boon. Published by Harvard University Press in 2010.

Advancing the idea of this featured book–that copying is a fundamental human activity–copied below are Professor Boon’s thoughts about his book, from his website at

The book is devoted to a deceptively simple but original argument: that copying is an essential part of being human, that the ability to copy is worthy of celebration, and that, without recognizing how integral copying is to being human, we cannot understand ourselves or the world we live in.

In spite of the laws, stigmas, and anxieties attached to it, the word “copying” permeates contemporary culture, shaping discourse on issues from hip hop to digitization to gender reassignment, and is particularly crucial in legal debates concerning intellectual property and copyright. Yet as a philosophical concept, copying remains poorly understood. Working comparatively across cultures and times, [Prof. Boon] undertakes an examination of what this word means—historically, culturally, philosophically—and why it fills us with fear and fascination. He argues that the dominant legal-political structures that define copying today obscure much broader processes of imitation that have constituted human communities for ages and continue to shape various subcultures today. Drawing on contemporary art, music and film, the history of aesthetics, critical theory, and Buddhist philosophy and practice, In Praise of Copying seeks to show how and why copying works, what the sources of its power are, and the political stakes of renegotiating the way we value copying in the age of globalization.

Professor Boon is Associate Professor of English at York University in Toronto. Interesting to note that the book has the standard “All Rights Reserved” copyright notice.  Why not a Creative  Commons license?