Imagine that you create a webpage or posted something online. A piracy group the so-called “Internet Archive” creates a copy, sets up their own web server, and starts to distribute that worldwide, without getting anybody’s permission or even informing the people involved. So-called “Internet Archive” continues to distribute illegal materials for decades and does whatever they want because they have fooled people into thinking they are a so-called “charity” and ask for “donations” so they can get salaries.
The laws should be modified to make the many of the things that Google and the so-called “Internet Archive” do illegal. In the United State there is something called fair use and that has gone too far. The law is too loose, and the law is also violated on a whim too.
Google for example is the world’s #1 scraper. The problem is that they scrape copyrighted materials and use it for illegal reasons. They are allowed by law to keep materials only for the use in web searches, and keep it for a few months maximum before it must be deleted. But what they really do is keep it forever, and use it for all kinds of purposes. You can find webpages in Google search which are years old. Years. And inside of their own systems they keep things forever. My second point is they use this information for all kinds of illegal purposes as well. For example Google once emailed me a screenshot of one of my web pages that they took years ago. Did I give them permission to both create illegal copies for years, and to use my copyrighted material for reasons that clearly fall outside of fair use? No. Do they care at all. No. They do whatever they want.
We need the law to get serious about violations. We need to make it clear that fir use has specific short term limits and specific allowed uses. So-called “Internet Archive” and Google can’t do whatever they want. Neither can you when you post online.
Yes copying a website is a big privacy violation. Distributing it online is an even bigger privacy violation. Doing that for years is a massive privacy violation. Doing that for everything every posted online is a ludicrous and insane massive privacy violation. It’s sinister and sick. These people are ill.
So-called “Internet Archive” is actually criminal piracy organisation. If they haven’t violated laws in their own country (they have) then they’re in gross violation of copyright laws in dozens of countries.