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Declaration to be ‘Defensive’ for the Defensive Patent License

The Internet Archive hereby declares itself ‘Defensive’ by committing to offer a Defensive Patent License, version 1.1 or any later version, for any of its patents, to any DPL User.   The Internet Archive does not have any patents at this … Continue reading

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Defensive Patent License: Troll Proofed. Innovation Protected.

Today the Defensive Patent License is officially released.   It is designed to bring free software ideas to the patent arena by encouraging patent owners to declare themselves “defensive,” and share their patents with others that have declared themselves defensive. … Continue reading

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430 Billion Web Pages Saved….Help Us Do More!

Dear Friends, Today we launch our End-of-Year Campaign.  Once a year, I ask all of you to keep the Internet Archive going and growing stronger.   Please help us reach our goal of raising $1.5 million by the end of the year.  Your support will … Continue reading

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Music Analysis Beginnings

As mentioned in our recent Building Music Libraries post, we are working with researchers at Columbia University and UPF in Barcelona to run their code on the music collection to help their research and to provide new analyses that could help with … Continue reading

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Using Docker to Encapsulate Complicated Program is Successful

The Internet Archive has been using docker in a useful way that is a bit out of the mainstream: to package a command-line binary and its dependencies so we can deploy it on a cluster and use it in the same … Continue reading

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NYtimes Readers: Try our beta website

The NYtimes article on us has our beta website address incorrect as archive.org, but please visit archive.org/v2 instead.  

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Building Libraries Together: New Tools for a New Direction

(NYtimes on this announcement, video of talks) Let’s work together to save all human knowledge.  Today the Internet Archive is announcing a new beta site and new tools to encourage everyone to lend a hand. We were founded in 1996 … Continue reading

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Building Music Libraries

The Internet Archive is working with partners to preserve our musical heritage. The music collections started 8 years ago with the etree.org live music recordings and grew when we started hosting netlabels. Now through new efforts and partnerships we have … Continue reading

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Please Help Protect Net Neutrality

Please stand with the Internet Archive to Protect Net Neutrality by writing to your congressperson.    Today, many organizations are putting “Internet Loading” symbols on their sites to bring awareness to the stakes to those of us that would be … Continue reading

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Working to Stop Rewriting Copyright Laws via TPP Treaty

The Internet Archive joined Our Fair Deal along with EFF and Public Knowledge to stop the US from using the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty from changing our copyright laws.   The coalition sent two open letters to TPP negotiators today on critical … Continue reading

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Bitcoin and the Internet Archive Swag Store

San Francisco Weekly said we are the best Bitcoin Evangelists in their BestOf section.   Fun. We now accept bitcoin at our Archive swag store.    We continue to offer bitcoins to our employees as salary, eat sushi for bitcoin next door, … Continue reading

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Heartbleed bug and the Archive

Bottom line: The Internet Archive is safe to use. Internet Archive has always been interested in protecting the privacy of our patrons.  We try not to record IP addresses, and when Edward Snowden showed that traffic going over the open … Continue reading

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Software Wanted: Political TV Commercial Detection and Naming

Volunteers needed:   We have a fabulous TV collection, and the US is going into an election period.    We would like to pull out the TV Commercials, including the political ads, and match them with the other occurrences, and then put … Continue reading

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Short Video of Brewster Kahle on Bitcoin by Forbes

  Forbes did a followup on its “Living on Bitcoin for a Week” and interviewed Brewster Kahle, Founder of the Internet Archive and the Internet Credit Union. http://www.forbes.com/video/3058744760001/ (on the archive)

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Public Access to the Public Domain: Copyright Week

It’s Copyright Week, and many organizations are highlighting the need to make works in the public domain readily accessible. One of the many challenges we face sounds almost paradoxical: works in the public domain are often not publicly available. The … Continue reading

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Servers for the New Year: Thank you!

  Year-end donations went past our goal of $1 million (almost $1.3m !) – thank you all for donating.    With this money we can buy the ten racks (10 petabytes, 10,000,000,000,000,000bytes) of server space to store the upcoming books music … Continue reading

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Dreams Reflected in Bitcoin

Love the dreamers– they make life worth living. Right now many are looking into bitcoin and seeing their dreams in the reflection.  And like all things bitcoin, this is playing out in public view, so we see other’s hopes and … Continue reading

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Magazine in movie “WarGames” is discovered using an Internet Archive Collection

    An intrepid researcher wanted to figure out what magazine was used in movie WarGames and using the Internet Archive collection found it was Creative Computing.  (which was a key magazine for me in the 70’s when I sold … Continue reading

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Start of Community Wireless Backbone in Richmond CA

With the cooperation of the City of Richmond (thank you!), a group of volunteers and Internet Archive staff are starting to set up backbone repeaters in Richmond California to build a Community Wireless network.   Here is Colyer Dupont showing a … Continue reading

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Let the Robots Read! A Victory for Fair Use

A resounding judgement in the Google Books case means that the act of digitizing books is not in-and-of-itself infringing.    In legal-speak, the judge ruled that digitizing books is “fair”.   This is a big deal in that it allows … Continue reading

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