Internet Archive rejects to host contents sitting as ‘a terrorist’.

In just a week’s time, the Internet Archive has been hit mainly with 550 false demands to remove terrorist propaganda from its servers.

The demands were reached via the Europol net monitoring unit and provided a limited time frame (one hour) to comply.

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The demands are unreasonable to accuse of hosting terror-related material.
The requests set a poor precedent ahead of new European rules governing content removal.

Moreover, If the Archive does not comply with the notices, it risks its site getting added to lists that ISPs are obliged to block.

While the Internet Archive generally strives to preserve and provide access to a diverse range of content, it also adheres to certain community guidelines and legal requirements. These guidelines may restrict the hosting or preservation of certain types of content, including material that promotes terrorism or violence.

If the Internet Archive were to reject hosting content because it is deemed “terrorist,” it would likely be in accordance with their guidelines and policies. However, specific decisions made by the Internet Archive may be subject to change over time, so it’s always best to refer to their most recent policies or contact them directly for the most up-to-date information.

Automatic dismissal

The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization, which uses the web address, that lets people save and visit pages that might otherwise have been lost from the net.

One day all of a sudden in a blog, the website’s Chris Butler said it had received notices identifying hundreds of web addresses stored on as leading people to banned material.

However, Mr. Butler answered, the reports were incorrect about the content they pointed to or were too broad for the organization to comply with.
He said, Some of the requests involved in the material had high scholarly and research value and were not produced by terror groups.
While others called for the delisting of massively popular links that led people to millions of items.

Mr. Butler continued saying-

The demands to remove material were issued during the night when the Archive was unstaffed.

This, however, is impossible to react to within the one-hour window demanded by the notice.

“It is impossible for us to process these reports using human review within a very limited timeframe like one hour”.
Mr.Butler then asked-

“Are we to solely take what’s reported as terrorism at face value? Thereby handling the risk of automatic removal of things like the primary collection page for all books on

At first, the website thought that the notices came from a unit within the Europol European policing group, known as the Internet Referral Unit (IRU).

As it is tasked with seeking out terror-related materials and making net firms remove them.

However, Europol confirmed that the requests actually came from the French IRU which routed its requests through Europol.
Well, Mr. Butler said the Archive had not complied with the requests and was still receiving lots of takedown notices from the French IRU.
Mr.Butler concluded by saying-

the Archive’s experience did not bode well for approaching European rules governing the use of copyrighted material.
Thus [Article 13 ]provision of European laws asks sites to get content reviewed before it is been uploaded.


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