Category Archives: Announcements

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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Rick Prelinger: NO MORE ROAD TRIPS! – Tuesday, May 13 at 6:30PM

Tuesday, May 13  NO MORE ROAD TRIPS!  Internet Archive, San Francisco 6:30 reception / 7:30 screening ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE HIGHLY ADVISED.  Ticket link here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/671840 This is the second Bay Area screening of Rick Prelinger’s new film, which showed last year … Continue reading

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Let Our Video Go

UI / UX Advances in Freeing Information Enslaved by an Ancient Egyptian Model  Or… Why Video Scrolling is so Last Millenniums In creating an open digital research library of television news, we have been challenged by being unable to reference … Continue reading

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The Internet Archive Declares Spacewar!

Like everything else in history, debate rages about when the “first” video game came into being.  Games and demonstrations such as “Tennis for Two” (1958), “NIM” (1951) and “Mouse in the Maze” (1959), played on million dollar equipment for the … 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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Introducing the New TV News Archive

Announcing the launch of the fully redesigned TV News Archive. This research library, originally released in September 2012, is a free service provided as a way to enhance the capabilities of journalists, scholars, teachers, librarians, civic organizations and other engaged … Continue reading

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Archive and ALA brief filed in Warrantless Cell Phone Search Case

On Monday, March 10, the Internet Archive and the American Library Association with the assistance of the law firm Goodwin Procter filed a “friend of the court” brief in David Leon Riley v. State of California and United States v. … Continue reading

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Archive Tumblr Fun: Announcing a Year of Tumblr Residencies

Last year a group of inspired digital residents created fantastic tumblr’s using the things they found interesting in the Internet Archive.   We’re proud to unveil these projects, one per week, throughout the year. They’ll each be posted at the Internet … Continue reading

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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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Mapping 400,000 Hours of U.S. TV News

We are excited to unveil a couple experimental data-driven visualizations that literally map 400,000 hours of U.S. television news. One of our collaborating scholars, Kalev Leetaru, applied “fulltext geocoding” software to our entire television news research service collection. These algorithms … Continue reading

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Lost Landscapes of San Francisco: Fundraiser Benefitting Internet Archive Dec 18th

Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco is a movie happening that brings old-time San Francisco footage and our community together in an interactive crowd-driven event.   Showing in the majestic Internet Archive building,  your ticket donation will benefit the … Continue reading

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A Dream to Preserve TV News, on the Road to Realization… with Your Help

On The Media’s TLDR CNN Huffington Post Philly.com Fast Company We are about to receive a remarkable private collection of video taped U.S. television news that spans 35 years.  We welcome contributions of TV news recorded before the year 2001 … Continue reading

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NSA Comedy Tour with Will Durst! A Night of Comedy, Ethics & Tech on Dec. 11th in SF

EthicsInTech presents a fun night of Comedy, Ethics & Technology to help protect the Fourth Amendment and our constitutional rights and freedoms. The goal of the event is to entertain, educate and bring to light issues concerning ethical use of … 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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Birthday of the Defensive Patent License: Friday, Nov 15, 4:30-8:00 in SF

  (Video of event) Please join us to celebrate the birthday of the Defensive Patent License (“DPL”)! Short Program and Birthday Party Friday, November 15, 2013 Panel Discussion 4:30-6:00 PM Reception 6:00-8:00 PM Internet Archive 300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, … Continue reading

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Fire Update: Lost Many Cameras, 20 Boxes. No One Hurt.

As fires go, we were lucky.   We are still assessing what happened but this is where we stand: * No one was hurt. * Lost a 130 sq meter side-building (1300 sq feet) that held scanning equipment.  We operate 30 … Continue reading

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Please Come: Aaron Swartz Reception at the Internet Archive Fri Nov 8th in SF

(CNET Article) On November 8th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, you are invited to a reception, talks, and hackathon at the Internet Archive 300 Funston Ave, in San Francisco. Suggested donation of $5, Bitcoin accepted. 5PM Hackathon 6:30PM Reception … Continue reading

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Reader Privacy at the Internet Archive

(NYTimes article, Video of Announcement with Daniel Ellsberg) The Internet Archive has extended our reader privacy protections by making the site encrypted by default.   Visitors to archive.org and openlibrary.org will https unless they try to use http. For several years, … Continue reading

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