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[Nettime-bold] Usenet archives sold?
Ronda Hauben on 13 Feb 2001 15:08:09 -0000


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[Nettime-bold] Usenet archives sold?



There is a press release at google that they have bought the Usenet
archives from deja.com.
http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/pressrelease48.html

But the archives is a public trust not something that should
be being sold by one company to another.

Also it isn't clear that google will be able to make it 
available or under what conditions they will make it available.

The usenet archives posts shouldn't be for sale.

It does need a proper public or academic home to continue to
archive usenet and make the archives available.

There was a petition that over 3000 people signed asking deja.com
not to sell the archives but to keep it available.

   http://www.PetitionOnline.com/dejanews/



Ronda

ronda {AT} panix.com
http://www.columbia.edu/~rh120/netbook/
http://www.ais.org/~ronda


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