Can you copy anything you want from the web? Not necessarily for The WayBack Machine.

Interesting article about what damage could be done with a copyright suit against The Internet Archive for their The WayBack Machine, which keeps copies of websites by date.

Copy some webpages, owe more than the national debt

By Nate Anderson

This service provides a useful snapshot of the www as a whole. I just used it recently to remember the specs for a MacBook circa 2009 by entering store.apple.com in the archive search engine. Another interesting fact about The Internet Archive is that they strive to employ out-of-work parents who scan texts for the blind and dyslexic. You can help by donating to this cause.

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One response to “Can you copy anything you want from the web? Not necessarily for The WayBack Machine.

  • Billy S.

    How about, “Copy any link you want”? I’ve collected 100s of proofs, ‘on a given subject, too sensitive to tell.’
    It can all be found @ my name. But, when I say, “with a click of the scroll wheel & you’re in, like flynn”, do I mean it, as with good intention, that you also ‘stay on this page’, as well…

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