The archiving of the web is a daunting task and, while not perfect for obvious reasons, the Web Archive via the WayBack Machine shows how a long-term website can evolve. It's my place for research into information that was previously published upon websites that got lost within the shuffle onto newer servers. And you'd think that some websites today would have long-term archives that are easily accessible. This fills that gap.
This site is as safe as the sites it archives. Be careful as always while surfing.
This domain address is currently being used for the distribution of spam:
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May be a decent site in some ways but, it hosts a LOT of spam pages. I have a guestbook section on my forum which is open to guest posting and I get a LOT of posts that link to archive.org pages offering prescription drugs and such.
This site has a large collection of media, not just books. For that reason, www.archive.org should be advertised more. Downloads are quick, and they come out just the way you would expect. There are no advertising traps on the sites, nor are there any malicious software being planted in any downloads. If you are looking for media that is rare, or not easily found on Google, this may be the site for you.
About this site
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 415 billion archived web pages.