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enable universal access to human knowledge.

The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Internet library, offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to digital-format historical collections. The Internet Archive is best known for its 'Wayback Machine' access to over 10 years' of public web site archives; its leading role in the Open Content Alliance mass book digitization effort; and its free audio and video collections, including thousands of live music shows.

1. Preservation of digital cultural artifacts is essential for civilization's progress.