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Mefi permanent cache links

Should the MeFi complex permanently cache links? Is it legal? I recently desired to access some link I had added as a comment. My comment included a link to a PDF of testicle size. However when I now follow the chain the PDF has been removed. Why was it removed? Either because the link became so popular that somebody figured they could make money off of it, maybe generated by my linking to it, or because of space limitations or reorganizations on the server. Anyway the link and its content have now evaporated and only maybe can I find a new link to it. The cost/gigabite is now so low that it seems the MeFi complex could cache every link added. As long as the cache was not exposed to the outside to allow google searches (and similar traffic). If some linked page was once put in the public domain does that mean that once it is removed it is no longer in the public domain?
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts on Jun 11, 2007 - 33 comments

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