Category Archives: News

You are Invited to a Party: Victory for the Net

Dear Friend of the Open Internet, JOIN US! FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler, wants to do something monumental: reclassify broadband access providers under Title II of the Communications Act. Translation: we’ve made huge progress in the fight to protect the Open Internet. … Continue reading

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Locking the Web Open, a Call for a Distributed Web

Presentation by Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive Digital Librarian at Ford Foundation NetGain gathering, — a call from 5 top foundations to think big about prospects for our digital future. Hi, I’m Brewster Kahle, Founder of the Internet Archive. For 25 … Continue reading

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Internet Archive Supports Critical Updates to Electronic Privacy Law in California

The California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA), a newly introduced bill in California, would help bring state law up to date and require law enforcement to get a warrant before searching private online accounts or personal electronic devices. The Internet … Continue reading

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$4 Million Available for Digitization in 2015 Application Deadline is April 30th Let’s Apply Together!

Internet Archive wants to partner with you to bring your ‘Hidden Collections’ into the public domain and become part of a global digital library! The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon … Continue reading

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Knight Foundation to Support Toolsets for Building Libraries Together

Last September, the John S. and James L Knight Foundation issued this challenge:  “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?” Today we are proud to announce that the Internet Archive’s plan for “Building Libraries … Continue reading

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Community Wireless

The Internet Archive’s mission is universal access to knowledge.   For us, that access happens over the Internet. In many places, there are two or few providers of fast Internet access, which tends to lead to high prices, bad service and … Continue reading

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The New Yorker: The Cobweb–Can the Internet be archived?

Harvard history professor and New Yorker staff writer, Jill Lepore, has crafted a remarkable history of Web archiving–and the role of our own Brewster Kahle and the Wayback Machine. My favorite passage: Where is the Internet’s memory, the history of … Continue reading

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University of California Libraries to partner with Archive-It

This week, the University of California California Digital Libraries and the UC Libraries announced a partnership with Internet Archive’s Archive-It Service. In the coming year, CDL’s Web Archiving Service (WAS) collections and all core infrastructure activities, i.e., crawling, indexing, search, … Continue reading

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Update to Terms of Use

Internet Archive’s terms of use were written in March of 2001, and they haven’t changed once – until today.  The terms were written before the Wayback Machine was launched (in October 2001) when we had 4 billion web pages with … Continue reading

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Burning Brewster’s Bitcoin

[Guest post, hope you enjoy. -brewster] Burning Brewster’s Bitcoin First Installment – Coinbase offers a service that is contrary to everything the company professes to hold dear Internet Archive Morgen E. Peck This fall, Brewster reached out to me with … Continue reading

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Crusading librarian for openness passes: Cathy Norton

A live wire in the library field, and a firebrand for openness, Cathy Norton helped keep libraries free and open during this current digitization wave. Fun and opinionated, we learned that she had the background and evidence to make the … Continue reading

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Lost Landscapes of San Francisco: Fundraiser Benefitting Internet Archive — Friday, December 19, 2014

Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco is back for one final performance this year!   Now you can catch this perennially sold-out show and your ticket donation will benefit the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library which hosts the Prelinger Collection. Please give … Continue reading

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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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Partnership Promotes Jobs and Builds Free Global Library

As part of their Building Libraries Together initiative the Internet Archive is testing a new socially-responsible jobs model with Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM) of Richmond, California. The Internet Archive has been digitizing books for nearly 10 years, but needed … Continue reading

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SEEKING: Visual Studies PostDoc for an Exciting New Opportunity at Internet Archive!

Today, the Internet Archive and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) announced a new position: Visual Data Curation Fellow Do you know a recent Ph.D in Visual Studies (film, photography, information sciences, fine art) who would like to … Continue reading

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Lost Landscapes of San Francisco: Fundraiser Benefitting Internet Archive — Friday, December 19, 2014

Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco is back for one final performance this year!   Now you can catch this perennially sold-out show and your ticket donation will benefit the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library which hosts the Prelinger Collection. Please give … Continue reading

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Inviting the Internet Over to Play

At our Annual Event last week, the Archive announced a variety of new projects and plans, including our new beta interface, our compact book scanner, and our progress in tracking political ads on television. The event (full video is here) … Continue reading

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Redesigning Archive.org

Last week we announced a new beta version of the archive.org site.  The beta is the first step toward inviting people to participate in building libraries together. Why redesign the site? The Wayback Machine was launched in 2001, and the current … Continue reading

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