Hacking The Internet Archive For Lawsuits

from the oh-so-many-legal-issues dept

A fascinating post over at Lawmeme discusses a case where someone’s lawyers were accused of hacking into The Internet Archive in order to access certain archived web page that could be incriminating. The company in question, perhaps realizing the problems with those web pages, had asked Archive.org not to archive their sites. Somehow, however, they claim the law firm of the other party “hacked” into archive.org to access the data anyway. It’s not at all clear how someone could hack into archive.org to access the material, but as James Grimmelmann notes, this seems like a legal issue worth watching. It didn’t become a major issue in this particular case, but it certainly is likely to come up again in the future.

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