Archive.org pages - Admissible as Evidence

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Internet Archive’s Web Page Snapshots Held Admissible as Evidence
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The Standford Law School for Internet & Society are reporting that a US judge has ruled that Archive.org's Way Back Machine pages are admissible as evidence.

Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys rejected Polska’s assertion of hearsay, holding that the archived copies were not themselves statements susceptible to hearsay exclusion, since they merely showed what Polska had previously posted on its site. He also noted that, since Polska was seeking to suppress evidence of its own previous statements, the snapshots would not be barred even if they were hearsay. Over Polska’s objection, Judge Keys accepted an affidavit from an Internet Archive employee as sufficient to authenticate the snapshots for admissibility.

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