Restricted access to some papers in NewspaperArchive database

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 3 16:39:31 UTC 2014

Yesterday while searching in the NewspaperArchive database I
encountered an error message that I haven't seen before. The website
displayed a snippet of OCR text from a California newspaper, but the
website blocked access to the full PDF and generated the message given
below. Anyone else experienced this?

Apparently, NewspaperArchive has placed some newspaper pages in its
database, constructed a search index for the contents and then blocked
access. It seems odd.

This was the newspaper:
Santa Barbara News Press Friday, October 24, 2003, Santa Barbara, California

This was the matching text:
[Begin displayed OCR text]
Twain once said "Dance like no one is watching.
[End displayed OCR text]

[Begin error message]
This content has restricted access at the request of a rights holder
[End error message]


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