Activists rally to save Internet Archive as a lawsuit from publishers threaten to shut it down

If people are smart, it's time to archive the Archive right now. In other words, fork it and turn it unto a decentralized platform. I hope someone out there is working on that.

Plus you have to think libraries need some decentralization as well as this lawsuit could kill libraries as we know them.

#library #libraries #books #reading #archive #decentralization #web

@joeo They've been waiting for an excuse to do this, ever since Glenn Beck did that show hating on libraries a couple of years back. I'm quite surprised that it's stayed around as long as it has.

And, of course, the archive.bak project has been inert for a good while. /r/datahoarder has been worried about it for a while but I don't know if there's an organized effort.

@drwho Yep, I have heard those issues. Him and a person named Chuck W. has basically spearheaded this assault for years and you know who loses the most if they get their wish? Everybody but them and publishers.

Which is the reason why decentralizing it is the only way to go at this point in time.


@joeo The biggest thing that concerns me is, they're up in the double digits of petabytes these days.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.