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The Internet Archive Needs Your Help The Internet Archive Needs Your Help

Just because a site is free to use and features a comprehensive database of accessible content doesn’t mean they don’t need money to keep going. In fact, the opposite is true. Just ask the Internet Archive. Much like Wikipedia, the …

Recording the Web’s History
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Have you ever messed around the Wayback Machine? This tool provided at archive.org or Internet Archive, lets you enter any URL and see what it has looked like over time. At least that’s what it is supposed to do.
The earliest incarnation of the Internet Archive, as displayed by the Internet Archive says:

Archive-It Collects Keyword Search

The goals of the Archive-It project, courtesy of the Internet Archive, will be assisted with the addition of keyword search.

Webmaster Settles With IA, Goes After Teenager
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One of the most bizarre Internet stories this year gets more bizarre. Internet Archive and Suzanne Shell have resolved their lawsuits against each other "amicably," a word that follows words like "theft" and "racketeering" about as well as toothpaste follows orange juice. Next on her list: a 15-year-old Canadian jokester. 

Internet Archive V. Shell: The Publicity Aftermath
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After news of Suzanne Shell’s countersuit against Internet Archive surviving by the thread of one non-dismissed claim – the claim that Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine web crawler was guilty of breach of contract by ignoring the site’s terms of use – hit the cyber circuit, a real catfight hissed and scratched its way across the weekend.

You might call it a "flame war," in the traditional Internet sense, but that’s hardly accurate.

Webmaster Claims Spider Entered Contract In Suit
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The Web and artificial intelligence have brought about some surreal, science fiction like questions. The most recent mind-bending concept is whether or not robots can enter into contracts – that is, is a Web crawler implicitly entering a contract posted on a website announcing copyright conditions?