One has to be careful of this site, not because it's malicious, but because it's an archive of everything on the internet. Jihadi groups publish their controversial videos here, which are taken down whenever it's brought to the archive's knowledge. Still kids can pick them up from social media and see before taken down. Some are recruitement videos, others are violent (beheadings etc.)
indicates 814 page(s) of 43,520 resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2015-04-19.
Very valuable site for old web pages- e.g. dead ones and to see past changes to such pages. Using a Mac with the Little Snitch network monitoring app, I have never detected any tracking or other untoward network activity related to archive.org itself but, understandably, that's not always the case once one loads an archived site.
While I like Archive, and I like what they do, they ignore robots.txt
They read robots, then pull up everything that you disallow them from, even the trap that will automatically ban the IP from the server.
This is a good site for finding movies. Old, public domain movies. If you don't know what public domain means, let me explain. There's two sides. Copyrighted stuff, and public domain stuff. With copyrighted stuff, you have to contact the owner of the thing, whatever it is, and hammer out some sort of deal where you can distribute their item and they'd still get paid for the part they played in making that item. That's the law in a nutshell. The public domain is a bit different. Items in the public domain are in the public domain because the copyright has expired and it was not renewed. Items in the public domain can be downloaded, reproduced, and distributed without having to track down the owner, who(which) may or may not still exist, and work out a deal to pay them for their part in making that item. So, the movies on this site are public domain. And the owners of the site try very hard to not only educate people on copyright and the public domain, but they try to make sure that the stuff on their site is in fact public domain. So, you can get a DVD authoring program, download a movie from the sight and put it on a DVD; if you so desire. The only thing you really have to worry about is the genre of the movies you're watching. They do include some old horror movies on the site, so you need to take the age and maturity level of your kid(s) into consideration before you let them watch a horror movie on the sight. However, I will say that many of the horror movies on the sight are such that if I had a child, and my child were say over the age of 12 or so, I'd let my child watch them. I maybe would not let my 12 year old watch all of them though. The site also has digitized books, songs, podcasts, and other stuff to sift through.