Will The Wayback Machine Face Legal Problems
from the here-come-the-lawyers dept
Those lawyers just can’t be stopped, can they? Last week we told you about the internet’s wayback machine which is both very cool and a great way to waste a few hours. Now, however, some are afraid that lawyers are going to make it useless as they start flipping out over copyright issues. The folks associated with the site say they’ve been able to convince most people that it’s okay (especially since they’re a non-profit), but others aren’t thrilled. Sites that are trying to make money charging for archives are finding it especially problematic.