The Wayback Machine enables you to see what a particular website looked like at some point in the past. Just enter your URL into the web search box and click on “Take Me Back.” You will then get a list of all the different dates and times that your URL has been archived. If you click on one of the dates, you will “go back” to what the website looked like on that date and time.
The database is now queried over 1,000 times a second by over 500,000 people a day.
Using internet archives is becoming common practice in many areas of law and legal research. Intellectual property lawyers, for example, use them to prove that their clients’ trademarks or domain names have been misused, and archived websites are increasingly being used in family law matters and products liability cases as well.
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