Category Archives: Announcements

The Future of Canadian Copyright Looks Bright

Canada updated its copyright laws in 2012, with the mandate that the new provisions be reviewed in 5 years. Over the past 2 years the Canadian government has been studying the impacts of the law (the comments we submitted last … Continue reading

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Hamilton Public Library joins Open Libraries

In an effort to meet users’ growing needs around access to library materials, Hamilton Public Library has joined the Internet Archive’s Open Libraries program. “In today’s rapidly changing access to digital content, it is important that the broader library community … Continue reading

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Have You Played Atari Today?

Guest blog post by Kevin Savetz When I was a kid I fell in love with computers. Specifically, I fell in love with the Atari 800, one of the first microcomputers. I wanted to know everything about it: how it … Continue reading

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Spark New Ideas & Technologies at DWeb Camp 2019

You’re Invited to the DWeb Camp 2019 On July 18-21th, the Internet Archive is convening a special gathering around decentralized technologies and principles for a more open, private, secure Web. Builders and Dreamers: join us for a meaningful long weekend … Continue reading

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The Mueller Report, Searchable and Accessible on the Archive

Last week, the American public finally got its hands on the Mueller report–more than 400 pages, much of the text redacted, detailing the special counsel’s much anticipated findings.  Within minutes of that release, many copies of that file were uploaded … Continue reading

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A “Brave” New World

Micropayments on their own, like raindrops falling into a river, seem pretty insignificant. A half a penny here. An eighth of an ether there. Yet slowly and consistently, they accumulate over time. And they can catch you by surprise. A … Continue reading

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Official EU Agencies Falsely Report More Than 550 Archive.org URLs as Terrorist Content

CORRECTION: This post previously identified the sender of the 550 falsely identified URLs as Europol’s EU Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU). The sender was in fact, the French national Internet Referral Unit, using Europol’s application, which sends the email from … Continue reading

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Boston Public Library’s 78rpm Records Come to the Internet: Reformatting the Boston Public Library Sound Archives

Following eighteen months of work, more than 50,000 78rpm record “sides” from the Boston Public Library’s sound archives have now been digitized and made freely available online by the Internet Archive.   ”This project and the very generous support and … Continue reading

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Google Plus (or Minus) and the Ephemerality of Community

At the end of this month, on April 2nd, Google will shut down what they called the “consumer version” of Google Plus, their fourth major foray into building a Social Network. The deadline had been the end of the year … Continue reading

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Coming this Summer: The First DWeb Camp

How do we build a better Web? The Web we want, the Web we deserve? A Web with no central points of control? Since 2016, we’ve been calling this the Decentralized Web (DWeb for short) and now we are inviting … Continue reading

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