I get the same restriction. It's too bad because that is a useful link.
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I give out that link on a semi-regular basis and this is the first time that I hear that it's only accessible to Mods... :( So apperantly something has changed, because back in the days when I still was a "normal humans" (thanks AD..) I could read the announcements. Maybe something happened when the site turned purple?
It looks as if the reason only moderators currently have access was because the announcement was set to expire last month. vBulletin requires that an end-date be set for all announcements. Because this one was created back in 2004, at the time the year 2010 seemed so distantly far into the future.