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Web Essay: Never trust a corporation to do a library's job

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^Not a bad idea actually... (I have a little list. They won't be missed.) 8)

Don't depend on the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine either. Two short lines of code saved to a file named robots.txt and placed in the root level folder for your domain will not only block IA's web crawler, it will also delete anything the crawler already placed into the Wayback Machine's archives. See here.

There's also the removal policy IA follows.

It has serious ramifications. See the British Library's article about how a political party stealthily removed its archive of speeches from its own website - and then got the IA to remove it from Wayback as well. Article here.
-40hz (January 29, 2015, 03:52 PM)
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That's the internet equivalent to good old Book Burning  >:D

you could have stopped with "Never trust a corporation," truth be told...

Stoic Joker:
you could have stopped with "Never trust a corporation," truth be told...-wraith808 (January 29, 2015, 10:53 PM)
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Oh...Come on, some horses need whipping dead or alive.  :D


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