This is late, but NY Times links are working again.
Dave Winer has posted a cryptic note about what’s going on: “Martin Nisenholtz, CEO of New York Times Digital, … brought me up to date on what’s going on. I agreed not to talk about it until we’re finished talking. I’ve talked with a few other people who I trust to try to make this come out right for the Times and for the Web.”
(I’d link to it, but this item’s permalink is broken.)