Wayback Machine

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May 19, 2022

The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web and other information on the Internet, created by the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California. It was set up by Brewster Kahle and Bruce Gilliat, and the content is operated by Alexa Internet. The service allows users to view archived versions of web pages over time. Since its launch in 1996, more than 580 billion pages have been added to the archive. The service has also caused controversy as to whether creating archive pages without the owner's permission constitutes copyright infringement in certain jurisdictions.

History

The Wayback Machine began caching web pages on the Internet on May 12, 1996, with the goal of bringing this service to the public after 5 years.

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Official website The official Wayback Machine side page on Bibliotheca Alexandrina