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"In California, Creating a Web of the Past"
Brewster Kahle's massive data-collection devices and
programmed computers are surfing and saving everything
they can find on the global computer network. At the end
of this year that then will be updated as fast as his
computers can do their vacuum cleaning, likely every few
But the project also has piqued the interest of privacy
rights advocates and copyright lawyers, who question how
the archive will use its data. "I'm dealing with every
single intellectual property issue out there," Kahle
said. "Privacy, copyright, pornography, import-export --
we've got it all."
He is forming a for-profit venture that will sell the
Web searching and storing technology developed at the
archives. Researchers from AT&T Corp. and Xerox Corp.
have asked to study the archive.
http://jya.com/webspy.txt (7 kb)