Internet Archive plans to create copy of its archives in Canada

Internet Archive plans to create copy of its archives in Canada

In a blog post published on Tuesday, San Francisco non-profit organization the Internet Archive - a leading Internet organization which maintains one of biggest libraries of cached websites in the world - said that it plans to create a backup of its database in Canada.

The move by the Internet Archive about building a backup site in Canada is a consequence of the election of Donald Trump as the new US President.

In disclosing its decision to create a copy of its archives in Canada, a move which will cost millions of dollars, the Internet Archive said that open internet could likely be threatened by Trump, who will be sworn in as the next US President in January 2017.

By creating a database backup in Canada, the Internet Archive -- which is soliciting donations -- will essentially be able to ensure that a copy of its archives is out of the reach of the incoming US government.

About its decision to build a backup of its database in Canada, the Internet Archive said in its blog post: "On November 9th in America, we woke up to a new administration promising radical change. It was a firm reminder that institutions like ours, built for the long-term, need to design for change."


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