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Dive into a trove of France’s most famous art, now available for free

Paris Musées has digitized hundreds of thousands of paintings, photographs, and manuscripts for the public to enjoy—and use for commercial or noncommercial purposes. As it operates today, the World Wide Web exists as a bit of a misnomer. After all, news publications are obscured by paywalls, and Twitter...
Paris Musées has digitized hundreds of thousands of paintings, photographs, and manuscripts for the public to enjoy—and use for commercial or noncommercial purposes. As it operates today, the World Wide Web exists as a bit of a misnomer. After all, news publications are obscured by paywalls, and Twitter is a timeline of echo chambers. Since the internet’s inception in 1990, there have been various instances of hackers and web designers, with an interest in democratizing the internet and sharing privatized information, being legally punished for their altruism. (For example, take the late Aaron Swartz, who downloaded nearly five million documents from online academic journal library JSTOR to make free for the public, and was ultimately indicted on multiple federal counts, including computer and wire fraud).Read Full Story
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