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 an @europol.europa.eu address. The EU IRU has informed us that it is not involved in the national IRUs’ assessment criteria of terrorist content.

The European Parliament is set to vote on legislation that would require websites that host user-generated content to take down material reported as terrorist content within one hour. We have some examples of current notices sent to the Internet Archive that we think illustrate very well why this requirement would be harmful to the free sharing of information and freedom of speech that the European Union pledges to safeguard.

In the past week, the Internet Archive has received a series of email notices from French Internet Referral Unit (French IRU) falsely identifying hundreds of URLs on archive.org as “terrorist propaganda”. At least one of these mistaken URLs was also identified as terrorist content in a separate take down notice sent under the authority of the French government’s L’Office Central de Lutte contre la Criminalité liée aux Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (OCLCTIC).

The one-hour requirement essentially means that we would need to take reported URLs down automatically and do our best to review them after the fact.

It would be bad enough if the mistaken URLs in these examples were for a set of relatively obscure items on our site, but the French IRU’s lists include some of the most visited pages on archive.org and materials that obviously have high scholarly and research value. See a summary below with specific examples.

French IRU’s mistaken notices:

At least 550 archive.org URLs were falsely identified by the French IRU in the past week as terrorist propaganda, including:

Again, these examples are only a few of the some 550 falsely identified URLs. The erroneous reports continue to be sent to us by the French IRU (the most recent example was sent a day prior to this post).

French OCLCTIC mistaken notice:

The OCLCTIC emailed us a take down notice a few days ago (April 8th) identifying an item making commentary on the Quran as including “provocation of acts of terrorism or apology for such acts”:

https://archive.org/details/002Baqarah_201712

The report stated that blocking procedures may be implemented against us if we did not remove the content in 24 hours. This URL was also on one of the lists that the French IRU reported to us.

Thus, we are left to ask – how can the proposed legislation realistically be said to honor freedom of speech if these are the types of reports that are currently coming from EU law enforcement and designated governmental reporting entities? It is not possible for us to process these reports using human review within a very limited timeframe like one hour. Are we to simply take what’s reported as “terrorism” at face value and risk the automatic removal of things like THE primary collection page for all books on archive.org?

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  10. And here we all were led to believe that “the right to be forgotten” only really applies to those who can afford intimidation, such as Theresa May’s heritage. Even if these were truly terror-driven portals, such white-washing of black mirrors by erasing anything failing to meet subjective definitions of normalcy, only leads to further ignorance. Limiting ideas limits our means to express, certainly, but it also limits what we might learn from and thus evolve beyond. Should we manifest sanctioned echo chambers or safe spaces or news bubbles or any other variety of gated community, we would by design be blocking out the greater portion of reality, including a substantial amount of truth in the doing.

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  12. آهنگ says:

    Thanks for this post
    great

  13. Blake Stacey says:

    They sent a takedown notice for content mirrored from the arXiv? Are they really trying to declare all of mathematics, physics and computer science to be “terrorist content”?

    • Horn Of Gondor says:

      Yes, the Earth is flat and we must purge all knowledge that can prove otherwise.

      All hail the Dark Ages.

  14. Chris Richards says:

    the real losers here are the citizens of the European Union countries… I would not take down any of that non-sense. The laws of the EU do not apply in the United States, and with lack of jurisdiction, you have no legal requirement to remove anything. I would send all their requests to /dev/null or send a canned auto-response telling them that the laws of their country lack jurisdiction and are being ignored.

    • Josh says:

      Chris, I’m glad that you’re far from this problem in your comfy chair in San Diego; but the clash between archive.org and EU may lead to european ISPs forced to block archive.org (not on dns but on ip level). And if more people start omitting this using vpn, they will elaborate next steps, like retarded UK laws banning encryption.

      • Ben says:

        VPNs are a thing. It’s much better that EU citizens be forced to use a VPN than the whole world losing access to the resource because of one bloc’s bullying. I am an American citizen and I did not have the opportunity to vote for any EU leaders. Their whims should not affect my internet browsing, and they should not be able to decide what I’m allowed to access.

        • Tom says:

          ‘I am an American citizen and I did not have the opportunity to vote for any EU leaders.’
          You misunderstand the EU if you think being an american citizen makes any difference as to whether you can vote for them or not

          • Jon says:

            WOW that was uninformed… EU citizens can vote (and run as candidates) for members of the European Parliament (in any EU country, btw), and MEPs are the ones who will ultimately pass and/or take down European laws.

            To our American friend, welcome to a world where the US is no longer the only economic block bullying foreign countries to do their bidding and abide by their laws.

            Speaking about seeing the straw in your brother’s eye and not the rafter in your own… US copyright law has been forced all over Europe despite clear massive citizen campaigns against it; and if it weren’t for Trump and his inability to understand world politics, EU countries would have been forced to give private companies power to sue sovereign governments in Europe as well (which is arguably worse than this, much much worse; and this is f***ing terrible).

            It sucks, doesn’t it? Well, wait for laws promoted by PRC…

          • Greg says:

            I think the point he is trying to make is… Representation without taxation.

            Wanna fight?

        • Simon says:

          ” I am an American citizen and I did not have the opportunity to vote for any EU leaders. Their whims should not affect my internet browsing, and they should not be able to decide what I’m allowed to access.”
          I am an EU citizen and I did not have the opportunity to vote vote for the USA’s president, or the China’s president, neither for any of the EU leader (except for the one in the country I live in). Theirs whims should not affect the quality of the air I breath nor the price of my morning cereals.
          But they do.
          I believe everyone should give a shit, even if it’s not the place you live in.

        • JTW says:

          The EU is already planning to ban VPNs in order to prevent its subjects from bypassing their censorship.

          The entire archive is technically in violation of Art. 11 and 13 for not having paid licenses to link to articles and hold copies of them.

          I’d not be surprised if this is merely testing the waters as to what it takes to take down a major source containing information critical of the EU itself.
          Which is the root purpose of Art.11/13 after all, to establish the EU equivalent of the Great Firewall of China.

    • Juan Rial says:

      The laws of the EU may not apply to the US, but when you make available your works in the EU, they need to comply with European laws. That means that within the EU, these links should be unavailable. This does not in any way mean that the links should be taken down worldwide, since as you correctly state (and that’s also about the only thing you’re correct about): EU laws do not apply abroad.

      This is not dissimilar with how American made goods must comply with our regulations if you plan on selling them within Europe. If Ford wants to sell a car on the European market, it must comply with European regulations. If that means alterations that are not required on the domestic market, then yes, all exports intended for Europe must come with those alterations.

      That said, I disagree with this anti-terrorism nonsense. But unfortunately, the US has led the way with this sort of bullshit (just look at how the DMCA is abused on a daily basis in the exact same way this is), and now the rest of the world follows.

  15. anon says:

    Have you complied with any EU-issued censorship demands in the past? If so, what criteria do you use to decide whether a request is legitimate?

    • Jason says:

      Good question! I’d like to know this, too. Methinks the decentralized web is going to be critical to protecting the Archive from censors, both internal and external.

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  20. eurosubject says:

    Please remember, free speech does not exist in European Soviet Union.
    Better set up geoblocking for EU IP-ranges, that will be cheaper than hiring night shift admins.

    • Scwnsjegjnf UK NBC venenv says:

      Thats the only way to do it right. I will use a vpn then and all the people dont care can still use fb etc. Untlill the eu decites tor/vpn are illegal (its the next thing they want to do).

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  22. acab says:

    mistaken? lol, I do not think so, just som uch stupidity and something in the back trying to fuck archive.org, you will see…

  23. آهنگ says:

    Thanks for this post
    great

  24. wtf says:

    How many requests do you receive in total? (including correct/”non-false” URLs?)

  25. m0r1arty says:

    I’d suggest Europe puts restrictions on its ISPs instead of trying to muscle in on territories they have no jurisdictions over. Let its citizens feel the burden of their authority instead of overseas companies arching history with integrity and prosperity.

    Easy thing to do.

  26. Nemo says:

    I’m sure this is not connected at all to the recent attempt by certain billionaire publishers in the EU to shut down Internet Archive scanning efforts.

  27. kravietz says:

    Most people commenting here seem to be completely missing the point. Security agencies in all countries do send such notices based on the existing laws, in this case French, all the time. These laws exist and existed long before any EU regulations and their main problem is that they operate based on unclear, local interpretations of criminal content, which leads to automation and silly mistakes such as those described above. The proposed EU regulation will actually bring some common sense and order here as it not only provides a precise definition of “terrorist content” in Article 2(5), which the above articles obviously do NOT satisfy, but also provides numerous safeguards against unjustified requests in Articles 9, 10 and 11.

    • First Amender says:

      This seems like wishful thinking. No matter what the exact definition of “terrorist content” is, it will remain ambiguous to some degree. Unless there are penalties for false takedowns all parties involved will err on the side of taking things down instead of keeping them up. Automated systems will continue to be used because they are far cheaper and even if they are obviously wrong there is no negative impact on the parties (both, takedown submitters and websites) using them.

      • kravietz says:

        Possibly it’s wishful thinking, but it’s a wish for a better regulation. Currently we have 31 regulations in the EU, often contradictory, vague or missing appeal process. The Regulation replaces it with a single law that ensures carefully weighted balance between the interests of freedom of speech and law enforcement by having a clear definition of what *can* be blocked at all, appeal procedure, transparency reports and frequent highlights on “proportionality” of the solution.

    • Funny thing, but the DMCA is supposed to have “safeguards against unjustified requests” for takedown of ostensibly copyrighted material.

      Not one single takedown sender has ever been penalized under these provisions. Some of them have backed down and settled before it could happen, but the law has never been successfully used to fine someone for doing it. All they have to do is bat their eyes at the judge and say, “Golly gee, Your Honor, it sure looked like a copyright violation to me.” And the judge lets them off with a warning not to do it again.

      I predict a lot of “Golly gee, Your Honor, it sure looked like terrorism to me” in the EU’s future.

  28. Jolia says:

    thanks for sharing

  29. Swiss Guy says:

    I would do the following:
    Geoblock content reported by EU (or other) agencies for the affected countries and add a notice why this happened.
    People in the EU and other parts of the world need to open their eyes but a “normal” person usually does not see how deep the newly legislation grab into our freedom. But as long as nobody really tells them or if they don’t see the effects, this will never happen.

    But please exclude Switzerland from this – we are not EU 🙂

    • Great idea. It could maybe be automated. It would really piss people off, but also channel their anger towards the responsible politicians and the EU-spectacle. Then people will realize how important it is to organize and vote correctly, and eventually people will be in power and freedom can return.

  30. That’s really a nice one..!

  31. Henry Massingale says:

    Censorship by the EU, is a part of the UN Global Compact, the IFPI along with the UN, has established more copyright laws.
    There is no doubt some Islamic Terrorist have been posting their hate speech here against America. The network team has collected their videos, from here, this site.
    You the Internet Archive Administration is being censored not just because of Islam, but also because of Christian far left concepts.
    The EU voted to copyright all images, video music, movies. The EU along with the IFPI threatened YouTube.
    The IFPI past scams I personally exposed them. You see I can create better music movies trailers then the elite can. So the IFPI attacked my work, because I stand against the UN. In other words, I can not voice a opinion against the EU or UN and create Music Movie Trailers at the same time, and when I pointed this out to the IFPI, that the same videos are still posted at YouTube, the IFPI stood silent. It became apparent that American Establishments such as the Internet Archive is being attacked to be governed under the EU Laws.
    Now the Internet Archive deleted one of my videos which did not violate any rules at all. Or was it because I flagged several videos here post Islamic hate and child porn?
    Have a nice day.

  32. Arshia says:

    Nice sharing, Thanks.

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  42. First Amender says:

    This is completely crazy. The scholarly articles are:
    “Spectrum Sharing in Cognitive Radio with Quantized Channel Information” (https://archive.org/details/arxiv-1006.0619)
    “Split ejaculation study: semen parameters and calcium and magnesium in seminal plasma.” (https://archive.org/details/pubmed-PMC3921810)
    Clearly no human at Europol has reviewed these before submitting them as “terrorist propaganda”. Why would it fall to the Internet Archive or any other website to do that work for them.

    For the first article some automated system seems to have detected the abbreviation AQPA which is used for “approximate quantized power allocation” but has been detected as “Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula”, an UN designated terrorist organization. A single four letter word made an entirely unrelated document “terrorist propaganda”. Why the American Quarter Pony Association’s website at aqpa.com is allowed to remain online is a mystery!

    Does the Internet Archive publish all the takedown requests received by law enforcement agencies? It would be helpful to have all of these public if they come from official government sources, along with whether individual items have been removed.

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  44. raj says:

    Did you issue an official letter to EU IRU and to French agency demanding an explanation, WHY (on what basis) these particular URLs were claimed as “terrorist content” while they clearly are not?
    I think you should do it. Send an official request, in writing, and demand that they explain why they requested to remove these URLs.

    BTW. I very much appreciate the great work archive.org is doing. Keep going!

    • Shaun says:

      I’d actually very much like to see this.

      Under the current proposed instrument, the template for such would be Annex III of https://eur-lex.europa.eu/resource.html?uri=cellar:dc0b5b0f-b65f-11e8-99ee-01aa75ed71a1.0001.02/DOC_2&format=PDF (Information on the impossibility to execute the removal order). It sounds very much like all of force majeure, manifest errors and “does not contain sufficient information” would apply at the very least.

      I did notice with interest that the proposed instrument actually warns against automatic removals, recognising their need to be balanced against “fundamental freedoms”. So it sounds like they do very much expect you to be evaluating these at 3am. Manually. Within an hour. Chop chop!

      (This comment should be read with the humour intended. I’ll save the dry version for a letter to my MEPs!)

      • kravietz says:

        Note that the current proposal includes two types of notifications: removal order and referrals. What Archive.org received is an referral apparently. The former will be mandatory but only issued for content where a court order exists, while the latter sent to hosting providers to check for *possible* illegal content on “best effort” basis.

        Recital (9) also contains the following statement:

        “Content disseminated for educational, journalistic or research purposes should be adequately protected. Furthermore, the expression of radical, polemic or controversial views in the public debate on sensitive political questions should not be considered terrorist content”

        There are further sections 2.4 Proportionality and 3.3 Fundamental rights that discuss the protection of rights of users and hosting providers in details.

        Source: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/soteu2018-preventing-terrorist-content-online-regulation-640_en.pdf

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  47. Reziac says:

    The correct response is not to cave to their terrorist demands to take down anything that pains Islam or the New German Empire. The correct response is to block Europe.

  48. This seems like wishful thinking. No matter what the exact definition of “terrorist content” is, it will remain ambiguous to some degree. Unless there are penalties for false takedowns all parties involved will err on the side of taking things down instead of keeping them up. Automated systems will continue to be used because they are far cheaper and even if they are obviously wrong there is no negative impact on the parties (both, takedown submitters and websites) using them.

  49. آهنگ says:

    thanks for sharing

  50. kaczor_wuj_pije_gnuj says:

    In such situations, we all, researchers, journalists, and casual readers, are terrorists. If this is a new name, why not?

  51. Expulsionista forever says:

    Europol will be entered in my blacklist. I warned it.

  52. luke says:

    My advice is this: ignore ALL demands from France and the EU as you would ignore demands from China or Saudi Arabia. Let them block, we have Tor. Remember that as Archive is not supported by ads, the “busienss presence” issue of serving local ads does not exist, and even the US as bad as it is won’t extradict for violations of laws that do not also exist in the US, especially when those laws would be unconstitutional here.

    Extradition between nations as a matter of international law is restricted to violations of laws that exist in both the source and receiving country. This is why Saudi Arabia can do nothing about it when the US won’t extradict a Saudi fugitive for violating male guardianship laws or “blasphemy” laws.

    NO cooperation, NO compromise with this sort of shit! If I wanted to post to a “complying” website I would have an account on Youtube.

  53. luke says:

    No need to block Europe, let them do the blocking themselves! In the future, as a patchwork of censorship laws spreads, every website will have to choose one and only one country to have all of their assets, all of their people, and all of their “business presence” in so they can ignore the laws of all other nations. Nothing else will be possible due to mutually conflicting laws. All international access to all sites will be over Tor.

    You WILL need to offer .onion access, as Tor is going to face both exploding traffic and Tor use bans whose main effect will be to shut down exit nodes in places like Germany. ISP’s and nations won’t be able to stop tor-to-tor .onion communication, but the remaining exit nodes will choke on the volume.

    Lastly, let’s remember that the “extremist content” government officials are REALLY worried about is not right-wing hate, alt-right, white supremacist shit that gets the common people killed. NO! This is but the excuse they have been waiting for to get the tools to take down progressive content targetting major corporations for things like funding climate change. What worried an Exxon-funded member of any Congress or Parliament more-a post encouraging fascists to kill SOMEBODY ELSE, or a post encouraging peaceful protesters to hold a peaceful candlelight vigil outside HIS OWN HOUSE for all the plants and animals killed by his number one campaign cash pimp?

    • NPFO says:

      It’s also an attempt to erase public domain content. Any preservation effort that isn’t controlled by the major corporations have to be taken out by them to ensure control of their narratives and to maintain their dominance of the media. The terrorism accusations are no doubt in part a smokescreen.

    • Jacob says:

      >Lastly, let’s remember that the “extremist content” government officials are REALLY worried about is not right-wing hate, alt-right, white supremacist shit that gets the common people killed

      Where did you get that intel? If I had to guess anything that is against the European Union or the future United Status of Europe is deemed as “terrorist content”, no matter the political label it has been given. To add: “Left” and “Right” are completely meaningless, or rather counterproductive, since there’s often too much overlap to categorize people in two categories.

  54. Bob says:

    “Delete yourself or we’ll block you!”

    Given this choice, being blocked is the obvious lesser evil.

    In fact. this may be the endgame. It’s like the Austrian demands to Serbia before WWI. It’s a pretext, so they can say, “See? We GAVE them a chance to comply.”

  55. Beth I says:

    Head’s up: C-SPAN content is NOT produced by the US government. C-SPAN is a nonprofit supported by the cable/satellite industry.

  56. Künstler says:

    Please make archive.org availible in the tor network, to make it easier for people that live in regions with strong censorship to acccess your websites !

  57. Filipescu Mircea Alexandru says:

    Everyone please take note and do not forget: This is only one part of a coordinated global attack against the open internet, started in late 2016. It’s not just Europe! The following events have all happened at once:

    – America passed SESTA / FOSTA and killed Net Neutrality
    – Britain created the Digital Economy Bill (the war on porn)
    – Australia created a bill attacking secure software and strong encryption
    – Canada proposed an internet tax as well as its own version of SOPA / PIPA
    – Europe created the Copyright Directive and now the Terrorist Regulation
    – Russia banned Tor and VPN

    In 30 years since the internet existed, it has never been attacked this way… the only exception being ACTA (1) and SOPA / PIPA in the US back in 2012. All those proposals were introduced in 2016 – 2017 and coordinated together ever since. Such coincidences do not exist: Governments worldwide orchestrated this… and I’d say they did it with military grade precision.

    • Anon says:

      The censorship drive is older than that. Gamergate was in 2014 and proved that somebody out there could and did censor the entire Internet.

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  59. jaundice says:

    I don’t understand. Why does an American based organization have to do what the a European country asks?

    • luke says:

      They DON’T-they can tell the EU to fuck off and remind European users to stay in touch over Tor to pierce the resulting blocks

  60. Dirk says:

    Send them a bill for every fake takedown notice. Since they give you an hour to take them down, bill them an hour of work if you have to spend the time and it’s not a valid request.
    Either they stop doing their stupid automated crap, or you get a free fundraiser out of it 🙂
    (yes I know they’ll ignore the mails, but still)

  61. Wm. Wiles says:

    ….could it be Jerry’s Exwife? Trying to get control of catalogue? Women are starter….you know?

  62. Ray Meer says:

    The amount of nationalistic comments on this is much more worrying me than the content itself.

    There is no country in the world that is not trying to regulate information.

    • Jacob says:

      >The amount of nationalistic comments on this is much more worrying me than the content itself.

      Can you provide examples of what worries you? Also, why would you trust one giant government (European Union, future United States of Europe) more than multiple smaller ones.

    • Willem van Rijk says:

      In the EU it’s quite easy to be nationalistic against the EU, because of the large cultural differences between the countries.

      Here in the Netherlands upload filters are unconstitutional, yet the EU passed a law in favor of them. Websites are allowed to keep content online unless it’s “unmistakably illegal”, so any kind of grey area is allowed to stay online. Yet the EU wants to take down “fake news” and “terrorist content”. The EU also considered the most popular Dutch blog, that was critical of the EU, a fake news website. And even a Dutch government funded radio station was apparently spreading fake news according to the EU. And some tweets from Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician, are hidden in Germany despite that they were legal according to Dutch law.

      And I’m afraid this is only going to get worse. The large countries in the EU, such as Germany, France and the UK, are more occupied with power politics than freedom. And the small countries don’t have the will to speak up, despite that they outnumber the large countries.

      And the results can be quite harrowing, if large corporations start automatically processing these requests. A while ago the Facebook page of a Dutch labour party politician, Keklik Yücel, was temporarily taken down after she made a public statement about how she would love to see more freedom of speech and equality in Turkey. So even politicians aren’t safe from this nonsense.

    • kickler says:

      Just because every single country on Earth tries to regulate & censor information, to any degree, doesn’t mean we should just throw our hands up & surrender, and allow them to censor & control us to their hearts’ content.

  63. Jon Doe says:

    I see that you offered a correction while still not correcting the false title.

    Bravo.

  64. آهنگ says:

    Great post
    Europol will be entered in my blacklist

  65. Cato the Elder says:

    Ceterum censeo European Union esse delendam.
    I consider that European Union must be destroyed.

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  67. John says:

    I like to think these comments sections are left open as a reminder of the innate human fallibility of this project and those who contribute to it.

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  69. kravietz says:

    I have sent request to Europol to clarify and their response is cited below in full. As I understand it, the requests received by Archive.org were NOT originating from Europol but rather from French authorities who merely use Europol’s infrastructure. With the contested Regulation in force, the French would NOT be allowed to even send this nonense as it is not compliant with Article 4 or 5 of the Regulation, and if they did, any EU content provider would have right to refuse their implementation. This only highlights why the Regulation is needed to clean up the mess currently introduced by member states and is another clear example of the national governments in EU doing something stupid and then blaming EU for it.

    Dear Pawel,

    All 25 URLs mentioned in the blog have been referred to Internet Archive by the French IRU Unit, not by Europol, using the EU IRU’s Internet Referral Management Application (IRMa) in April 2019.
    EU Member States users are using dedicated email addresses via IRMA to channel their referrals. Hosting Service Providers have been informed that even though the emails are sent from Europol’s domain, the content is assessed and referred by the relevant Member State.
    Member States are also requested to add their signature to the emails to make clear the referrals come from them and not from the EU IRU.

    The EU IRU always ensures that there is human review of content before the latter is referred to HSPs for their own review.
    The review process in the EU IRU satisfies the characteristics described in the EU Directive 2017/541.

    I hope this clarifies,
    Tine Hollevoet
    Europol Press Office

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  72. John Poyner says:

    The Grateful Dead is on the list?! for crying out loud, folks can talk politics, religion, commerce, & tech all day about this & no it won’t make sense. Fight the EU all the way, don’t give up, trust the decentralized free web & the archive, we have more than a few surprises for the EU.

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  74. John Doe says:

    I’m tired of Internet censorship. The establishment is going after archivists, wikipedians, file-sharers, etc., only to control the once free (as in freedom) Internet.

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  84. mihanf@yahoo.com says:

    I have sent request to Europol to clarify and their response is cited below in full. As I understand it, the requests received by Archive.org were NOT originating from Europol but rather from French authorities who merely use Europol’s infrastructure. With the contested Regulation in force, the French would NOT be allowed to even send this nonense as it is not compliant with Article 4 or 5 of the Regulation, and if they did, any EU content provider would have right to refuse their implementation. This only highlights why the Regulation is needed to clean up the mess currently introduced by member states and is another clear example of the national governments in EU doing something stupid and then blaming EU for it.
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  85. Great post
    Europol will be entered in my blacklist
    no comment please

  86. آهنگ says:

    The correct response is not to cave to their terrorist demands to take down anything that pains Islam or the New German Empire. The correct response is to block Europe.

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  90. ebolavir says:

    Do not worry to much. In China the entire content of Internet Archive is blocked, as is any website who do not obey to removal of content orders from PRC Ministry of Security of Information. So Google is not allowed, and Microsoft is. But a good VPN (paid by an international bank card) allow you to access Internet Archive (I live in China several month every year). So some day I will use it to access forbidden content from France. A lot of Youtube content is already not available to french IP, but available to GB IP, so I use my VPN from France.

  91. Dsong says:

    Great post
    Europol will be entered in my blacklist
    archive.org is best

  92. The correct response is not to cave to their terrorist demands to take down anything that pains Islam or the New German Empire.

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  96. Sarah Considine says:

    As a supporter of Internet Archive.org I must press you to uphold American law and not bow to this. I agree with the person who states that the whole world should not lose access to information because of one bully state. Archive is a space where information is available to people who then use their own judgment and morality to make determinations of its value, truth, etc. Archive.org including waybackmachine, is used by scholars and citizens because information there is not available anywhere else – because more and more of the internet platforms are placing themselves in the positiion of pre-determining what information people should be allowed to see.

    We love archive.org and waybackmachine because is a non political neutral treasure trove of information – like the internet used to be. America gave the world the internet – it is archive’s duty to hold the right in keeping with America’s values – with western civilization’s values.

    Archive.org especially, because they have remained ABSOLUTELY NEUTRAL and does not engage in editorial curating of what is posted on archive.org. While other social media platforms have deplatformed and censored, archive.org has not. That qualifies you most fully to protection under the internet third party Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996.

    I agree with the poster that says to send back an auto reply that you are an American company subject to US law, “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.” 47 U.S. Code § 230

    Followed by directions to the department or contact for copyright and child pornography/abuse/human trafficking etc. which archive.org already has in place.

    Do it for America! For Freedom! And thank you for being a neutral repository. We lost the library at Alexandria – we can’t lose you!!

  97. Ola Nordman says:

    Do not give in! Geoblocking EU is better than letting those fools rewrite history.

  98. The EU is more and more turining against the freedoms of its citizens and everyone else in the world. At the same time it is lacking democratic legitimation because the EU Government, the EU Commission is not elected by the people.

    So basicaly the EU is not really democratic and not really interested in freedom. Defending democracy against the EU will become more and more important in the future.

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