"Just curious as to whether it will be making it more difficult to use snippets of articles..."
Don't understand why you'd think that.
The newspapers in question have apparently entered into some sort of agreement with the Newseum that allows them post pdfs of the front pages.
Hot linking to one of them is already prohibited under of our copyright materials policy.
AS for making it more difficult to use snippets of the articles, no, as that is very handilly covered in our copyrighted materials rule. http://thefiringline.com/forums/faq....aq_forum_rules