wilderness - 11:09 am on Dec 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
Anyway, you guys all mentioned about back ups, I keep backups too, but you have a flaw in your theory. These backups won't help you with your DMCA notices to the web hosts, as they either want to confirm the content is on your site now, or they want an independent 3rd party snapshot to prove your content was there first. Thatís where Wayback has helped us in shutting down several hundred sites in the last few months. Think of it as a necessary evil. Your fears about the IA robot seem more conspiracy theory than actual practice. They steal my blog entries off my site that are not even on the wayback archive. Iím more concerned about my own site being the source of scraping than the wayback.
There's another forum at Webmaster World where Copyright is on topic. I'm sure the participants there would be willing to debate these issues until the cows come in.
Also guys, just because you have backups of your site 2 years ago on your pc does not in anyway prove to the web host that you are the copyright owner. I don't understand where you're coming from when you say just use your local pc backups. We hit brick walls when we cannot show somewhere online where our copyright content currently exists.
You really need to explore backup procedures.
The thought of backing up your data to the source machine your trying to protect is an absurd thought.
Standard practices are two external media devices, with the second being stored in a secondary location.