Internet Archive Sued for Copyright Infringement

“An ongoing lawsuit between a company and a popular archive of Web pages raises questions about whether the archive unavoidably violates copyright laws while providing a valuable service, according to attorneys and an independent law expert.

“The San Francisco-based nonprofit Internet Archive was created in 1996 to preserve Web pages that will eventually be deleted or changed. More than 55 billion pages are stored there.

“A health care company claims the archive didn’t do enough to protect copyrighted information that helped a competing firm win a trademark suit.”

Joe Mandak. Internet Archive’s Value, Legality Debated in Copyright Suit. March 31, 2006.

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Written by sesomedia

04/07/2006 at 08:53

Posted in Web & Online

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