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** Oh, and, if you're wondering, yes, the Internet Archive ''is'' an actual, official library -- [[https://archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=121377 it actually was classified as such by the state of California in 2007]], so there's that.

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** Oh, and, if you're wondering, yes, the Internet Archive ''is'' an actual, official library -- [[https://archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=121377 it actually was classified as such by the state of California in 2007]], so there's that.2007]].


* RulesLawyer: There is a small, little known provision on the US Copyright law (section [[https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/108 108th]]) that dictates that libraries can make copies of books whose Copyright has originally expired (but has been repeatedly extended) available within their archives, this law was made as counteraction to the [[http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/uclalr48&div=35&id=&page= Mickey Mouse Protection Act]] (which allowed companies to extend Copyright terms indefinetly) and was thought up ''years'' before TheInternet was even conceived. Several decades later and, in October 2017, [[https://blog.archive.org/2017/10/10/books-from-1923-to-1941-now-liberated/ the Internet Archive used this long forgotten rule]] in order to make it so essentially ''all'' books published between 1923 and 1942 would become available within [[https://archive.org/details/last20&tab=about a collection]] in their digital library, and suggested that other libraries should do the same. To add insult to injury, they also named said collection after [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Bono Sonny Bono]], the man behind the law that [[{{Irony}} made the provision behind all of this a necessity in the first place]].

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* RulesLawyer: There is a small, little known provision on the US Copyright law (section [[https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/108 108th]]) that dictates that libraries can make copies of books whose Copyright has originally expired (but has been repeatedly extended) available within their archives, this law was made as counteraction to the [[http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/uclalr48&div=35&id=&page= Mickey Mouse Protection Act]] (which allowed companies to extend Copyright terms indefinetly) indefinitely) and was thought up ''years'' before TheInternet was even conceived. Several decades later and, in October 2017, [[https://blog.archive.org/2017/10/10/books-from-1923-to-1941-now-liberated/ the Internet Archive used this long forgotten rule]] in order to make it so essentially ''all'' books published between 1923 and 1942 would become available within [[https://archive.org/details/last20&tab=about a collection]] in their digital library, and suggested that other libraries should do the same. To add insult to injury, they also named said collection after [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Bono Sonny Bono]], the man behind the law that [[{{Irony}} made the provision behind all of this a necessity in the first place]].


As for the Internet Archive's digital library, although it is by comparison a lesser-known feature, it is still by no means lacking in content, as it is not only where the Internet Archive hosts the films, photos, and books they've digitalized (they ''are'' a library, after all), but also it's widely used by archival intiaves such as the Wiki/ArchiveTeam as well as various users eager to either submit cool videos and such they found throughout the web, or upload their content somewhere secure. In fact, even ''us'' at Tv Tropes are beginning to enjoy using this feature, as it allows for us to post important videos and webcomics and such somewhere where they are guaranteed to stay (unlike, say, Google Drive or [=MediaFire=]). It also helps that image files hosted on the IA can be viewed as part of their "preview" feature, this makes the Internet Archive even ''more'' useful for archiving things like webcomics, as they can already be read there on a surprisingly readable format without actually having to dowload them.

Oh, and yes, the Internet Archive is also behind [[https://archive-it.org/ archive-it]] ('''not''' related to Wiki/ArchiveTeam), which is a paid subscription service that lets you run crawler projects of your own, which comes in hady if the site you want preserved isn't archived by the Wayback Machine for one reason or the other.

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As for the Internet Archive's digital library, although it is by comparison a lesser-known feature, it is still by no means lacking in content, as it is not only where the Internet Archive hosts the films, photos, and books they've digitalized digitized (they ''are'' a library, after all), but also it's widely used by archival intiaves initiatives such as the Wiki/ArchiveTeam as well as various users eager to either submit cool videos and such they found throughout the web, or upload their content somewhere secure. In fact, even ''us'' at Tv Tropes are beginning to enjoy using this feature, as it allows for us to post important videos and webcomics and such somewhere where they are guaranteed to stay (unlike, say, Google Drive or [=MediaFire=]). It also helps that image files hosted on the IA can be viewed as part of their "preview" feature, this makes the Internet Archive even ''more'' useful for archiving things like webcomics, as they can already be read there on a surprisingly readable format without actually having to dowload download them.

Oh, and yes, the Internet Archive is also behind [[https://archive-it.org/ archive-it]] ('''not''' related to Wiki/ArchiveTeam), which is a paid subscription service that lets you run crawler projects of your own, which comes in hady handy if the site you want preserved isn't archived by the Wayback Machine for one reason or the other.


* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Due to fears of Internet censorship in the US, a [[http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/12/internet-freedom-wayback-machine-moving-copy-to-canada-donald-trump/ Canadian mirror of the Internet Archive was made]] and is being kept up to date so the site can [[{{Invoked}} Invoke]] this trope if necessary. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement That's all we're gonna say about this, by the way]].

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Due to fears of Internet censorship in the US, a [[http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/12/internet-freedom-wayback-machine-moving-copy-to-canada-donald-trump/ Canadian mirror of the Internet Archive was made]] and is being kept up to date so the site can [[{{Invoked}} Invoke]] this trope if necessary. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement That's all we're gonna say about this, by the way]].


* RulesLawyer: There is a small, little known provision on the US Copyright law (section [[https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/108 108th]]) that dictates that libraries can make copies of books whose Copyright has originally expired (but has been repeatedly extended) available within their archives, this law was made as counteraction to the [[http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/uclalr48&div=35&id=&page= Mickey Mouse Protection Act]] (which allowed companies to extend Copyright terms indefinetly) and was thought up ''years'' before TheInternet was even conceived. Several decades later and, in October 2017, [[https://blog.archive.org/2017/10/10/books-from-1923-to-1941-now-liberated/ the Internet Archive used this long forgotten rule]] in order to make it so essentially ''all'' books published between 1923 and 1942 would become available within [[https://archive.org/details/last20&tab=about a collection]] in their digital library, and suggested that other libraries should do the same. To add insult to injury, they also named said collection after [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Bono Sonny Bono]], the man behind the law that [[NiceJobFixingItVillain made the provision behind all of this a necessity in the first place]].

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* RulesLawyer: There is a small, little known provision on the US Copyright law (section [[https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/108 108th]]) that dictates that libraries can make copies of books whose Copyright has originally expired (but has been repeatedly extended) available within their archives, this law was made as counteraction to the [[http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/uclalr48&div=35&id=&page= Mickey Mouse Protection Act]] (which allowed companies to extend Copyright terms indefinetly) and was thought up ''years'' before TheInternet was even conceived. Several decades later and, in October 2017, [[https://blog.archive.org/2017/10/10/books-from-1923-to-1941-now-liberated/ the Internet Archive used this long forgotten rule]] in order to make it so essentially ''all'' books published between 1923 and 1942 would become available within [[https://archive.org/details/last20&tab=about a collection]] in their digital library, and suggested that other libraries should do the same. To add insult to injury, they also named said collection after [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Bono Sonny Bono]], the man behind the law that [[NiceJobFixingItVillain [[{{Irony}} made the provision behind all of this a necessity in the first place]].


* InformationWantsToBeFree: As explained by [[https://archive.org/details/SDForumBK this]] speech by none other than [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster%20Kahle the site's founder]] himself, this is essentially the entire ideology behind the Internet Archive, and it shows. For example, once you upload something in the their digital library, it technically doesn't belong to you anymore; this means that not only it will stay up even if you delete your account, but also that you can only delete it through a formal request, which can be declined. This is {{Averted}}, however, whenever UsefulNotes/{{Copyright}} is brought up into the conversation, as the IA does ''not'' take any chances with the law and will remove anything from their archives upon a DMCA request.

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* InformationWantsToBeFree: As explained by [[https://archive.org/details/SDForumBK this]] speech by none other than [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster%20Kahle the site's founder]] himself, this is essentially the entire ideology behind the Internet Archive, Archive -- and it shows. For example, once you upload something in the their digital library, it technically doesn't belong to you anymore; this means that not only it will stay up even if you delete your account, but also that you can only delete it through a formal request, which can be declined. This is {{Averted}}, however, whenever UsefulNotes/{{Copyright}} is brought up into the conversation, as the IA does ''not'' take any chances with the law and will remove anything from their archives upon a DMCA request.


** Oh, and, if you're wondering, yes, the Internet Archive ''is'' an actual, official library -- [[https://archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=121377 it actually was classified as such by the state of California, in 2007]], so there's that.

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** Oh, and, if you're wondering, yes, the Internet Archive ''is'' an actual, official library -- [[https://archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=121377 it actually was classified as such by the state of California, California in 2007]], so there's that.


** Oh, and, if you're wondering, yes, the Internet Archive ''is'' an actual, official library, [[https://archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=121377 it actually was classified as such by the state of California, in 2007]], so there's that.

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** Oh, and, if you're wondering, yes, the Internet Archive ''is'' an actual, official library, library -- [[https://archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=121377 it actually was classified as such by the state of California, in 2007]], so there's that.


** Oh, and, if you're wondering, yes, the Internet Archive ''is'' an actual, official library,
[[https://archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=121377 it actually was classified as such by the state of California, in 2007]], so there's that.

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** Oh, and, if you're wondering, yes, the Internet Archive ''is'' an actual, official library,
library, [[https://archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=121377 it actually was classified as such by the state of California, in 2007]], so there's that.


* InformationWantsToBeFree: As explained by [[https://archive.org/details/SDForumBK this]] speech by none other than [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster%20Kahle the site's founder]], this is essentially the entire ideology behind the Internet Archive itself, and it shows. For example, once you upload something in the their digital library, it technically doesn't belong to you anymore; this means that not only it will stay up even if you delete your account, but also that you can only delete it through a formal request, which can be declined. This is {{Averted}}, however, whenever UsefulNotes/{{Copyright}} is brought up into the conversation, as the IA does ''not'' take any chances with the law and will remove anything from their archives upon a DMCA request.
** This trope is also the underpinning of several of their community-maintained collections' works. The aforementioned (see AprilFools) [[https://archive.org/details/ourmedia Ourmedia]] project, for example, strives to give its members a way to share and preserve many of their amateur, possibly humorous, and otherwise endangered online works and such.
* MindScrew: [[https://archive.org/details/thediamondclub This]] short comic, which, according to its description, was uploaded into the IA's library by its authors because they thought it was SoBadItsGood, can cause this effect if read through the preview feature, as its image files, although numbered, are out of order just enough for it mess up your understanding of the comic's already confusing plot, but still orderly enough for you to see (or [[DeathOfTheAuthor make up]]) at least ''some'' connection between the pages.

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** Oh, and, if you're wondering, yes, the Internet Archive ''is'' an actual, official library,
[[https://archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=121377 it actually was classified as such by the state of California, in 2007]], so there's that.
* InformationWantsToBeFree: As explained by [[https://archive.org/details/SDForumBK this]] speech by none other than [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster%20Kahle the site's founder]], founder]] himself, this is essentially the entire ideology behind the Internet Archive itself, Archive, and it shows. For example, once you upload something in the their digital library, it technically doesn't belong to you anymore; this means that not only it will stay up even if you delete your account, but also that you can only delete it through a formal request, which can be declined. This is {{Averted}}, however, whenever UsefulNotes/{{Copyright}} is brought up into the conversation, as the IA does ''not'' take any chances with the law and will remove anything from their archives upon a DMCA request.
** This trope is also the underpinning of several of their community-maintained collections' works. The aforementioned (see AprilFools) AprilFools above) [[https://archive.org/details/ourmedia Ourmedia]] project, for example, strives to give its members a way to share and preserve many of their amateur, possibly humorous, and otherwise endangered online works and such.
* MindScrew: [[https://archive.org/details/thediamondclub This]] short comic, which, according to its description, was uploaded into the IA's library by its authors because they thought it was SoBadItsGood, can cause this effect if read through the preview feature, as its image files, although numbered, are out of order just enough for it mess up your understanding of the comic's already confusing plot, but still orderly enough for you to see (or [[DeathOfTheAuthor make up]]) at least ''some'' connection between the pages.


* SuddenGameInterface: [[https://archive.org/details/Shoe-tosserGuyGif1 This]] humorous, user-submitted GIF gets the infamous footage of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_shoeing_incident narrowly dodging a shoe]] and adds to it an RPG-like interface. It's actually [[GeniusBonus suprisingly well thought of]].

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* SuddenGameInterface: [[https://archive.org/details/Shoe-tosserGuyGif1 This]] humorous, user-submitted GIF gets the infamous footage of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_shoeing_incident narrowly dodging a shoe]] and adds to it an RPG-like interface. It's actually [[GeniusBonus suprisingly well thought of]].


* SuddenGameInterface: [[https://archive.org/details/Shoe-tosserGuyGif1 This]] humorous, user-submitted GIF gets the infamous footage of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_shoeing_incident narrowly dodging a shoe]] and adds to it a [[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Zelda-ish]] interface. It's actually [[GeniusBonus suprisingly well thought of]].

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* SuddenGameInterface: [[https://archive.org/details/Shoe-tosserGuyGif1 This]] humorous, user-submitted GIF gets the infamous footage of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_shoeing_incident narrowly dodging a shoe]] and adds to it a [[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Zelda-ish]] an RPG-like interface. It's actually [[GeniusBonus suprisingly well thought of]].


* SuddenGameInterface: [[https://archive.org/details/Shoe-tosserGuyGif1 This]] humorous, user-submitted GIF gets the infamous footage of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_shoeing_incident narrowly dodging a shoe]] and adds to it a [[Videogame/LegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Zelda-ish]] interface. It's actually [[GeniousBonus suprisingly well thought of]].

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* SuddenGameInterface: [[https://archive.org/details/Shoe-tosserGuyGif1 This]] humorous, user-submitted GIF gets the infamous footage of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_shoeing_incident narrowly dodging a shoe]] and adds to it a [[Videogame/LegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime [[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Zelda-ish]] interface. It's actually [[GeniousBonus [[GeniusBonus suprisingly well thought of]].

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* SuddenGameInterface: [[https://archive.org/details/Shoe-tosserGuyGif1 This]] humorous, user-submitted GIF gets the infamous footage of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_shoeing_incident narrowly dodging a shoe]] and adds to it a [[Videogame/LegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Zelda-ish]] interface. It's actually [[GeniousBonus suprisingly well thought of]].


* InformationWantsToBeFree: As explained by [[https://archive.org/details/SDForumBK this]] speech by none other than [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster%20Kahle the site's founder]], this is essentially the entire ideology behind the Internet Archive itself, and it shows. For example, once you upload something in the their digital library, it technically doesn't belong to you anymore. This means that not only it will stay up even if you delete your account, but also that you can only delete it through a formal request, which can be declined. This is {{Averted}}, however, whenever UsefulNotes/{{Copyright}} is brought up into the conversation, as the IA does ''not'' take any chances with the law and will remove anything from their archives upon a DMCA request.

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* InformationWantsToBeFree: As explained by [[https://archive.org/details/SDForumBK this]] speech by none other than [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster%20Kahle the site's founder]], this is essentially the entire ideology behind the Internet Archive itself, and it shows. For example, once you upload something in the their digital library, it technically doesn't belong to you anymore. This anymore; this means that not only it will stay up even if you delete your account, but also that you can only delete it through a formal request, which can be declined. This is {{Averted}}, however, whenever UsefulNotes/{{Copyright}} is brought up into the conversation, as the IA does ''not'' take any chances with the law and will remove anything from their archives upon a DMCA request.

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