Here’s a resource that might come in handy: http://www.bugmenot.com offers access to thousands of names and passwords for access to web sites that demand a “free” registration. The purpose of the requests is to obtain your personal information, of course, even if it’s just your e-mail address. It’s sometimes hard to justify the exposure to more spam just to read an article in the New York Times or Washington Post.
Enter BugMeNot.com – anonymous logins available for all to use. I’m going to put it in my favorites list.