Bollywood blocks the Internet Archive

Access to the Internet Archive is being barred within India

(9 August 2017) The move appears to be the result of two Bollywood production companies attempting to stop pirated copies of their films being viewed online within the country.

A government agency emailed the BBC copies of the court orders involved.

They list 2,650 websites that a judge ordered internet providers to block. Most are file-sharing services, but the Internet Archive is also included.

The San Francisco-based non-profit is best known for its Wayback Machine – an online tool that allows the public to see old versions of websites. It contains more than 302 billion saved web pages.

The BBC has the full story by Leo Kelion.