jomaxx - 3:07 am on Jul 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
I have some links to the Times and just checked them out -- they all work just fine. It appears that they are leaving their archives unprotected, for now at least. In fact, Google shows almost 3 million articles indexed on timesonline.co.uk.
Maybe they'll leave those articles online permanently, to bring in a few potential customers and to ensure they don't completely disappear from the known Internet.