The legal status of archived, cached web pages.

The Internet Archive (aka Wayback Machine) was created in 1996 as the institutional memory of the online world, storing snapshots of ever-changing Web sites and collecting other multimedia artifacts. Now the nonprofit archive is on the defensive in a legal case that represents a strange turn in the debate over copyrights in the digital age.

Read the original story (registration req’d) as it appeared in the July 13th edition of the New York Times and commentary on the resolution from Ars.

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Filed under Censorship, Digital Commons, Fair Use, The Politics of New Media

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