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Dear Lecsű Users,
this is from an email I got from the Internet Archive a few days ago:
It should be entirely clear from that above that the operation of the Lecsű service cannot continue as it has been going. Most of the videos submitted "are online without actual evidence that their removal is imminent", therefore not welcome by the Internet Archive.
ArchiveTeam Hungary doesn't have the storage capacity of archiving hundreds of videos weekly, at least not on the long term. Furthermore, the above decision of the Internet Archive also affects other projects of ArchiveTeam Hungary – we can't, any more, rely on the Internet Archive to store a second copy of all the websites and other content we've been archiving, we must secure them ourselves, further decreasing our capacity.
Therefore I made the decision today that I suspend the operation of the Lecsű service of ArchiveTeam Hungary. We'll archive, in the upcoming weeks, all pending videos submitted until now, but no new submissions are accepted. Lecsű users will also continue to be able log in and access the list of their submissions, as well as to manage their accounts, for the time being.
One day we might come up with an alternative idea, with which the Lecsű project can go on, but it's not on the horizon yet. Please stay tuned and check this website as well as your mailbox once in a while: we'll inform our registered users via email, and everyone on this website, if a major change happens, including restarting the Lecsű service, and also if we decide to shut this website down entirely.
Thank you for everyone's contribution and the more than 6,000 submissions in the last half year. We made, at least those, archived. But now, it's your turn. Please keep archiving stuff you consider important, especially if it's in danger of disappearing, by yourself. For videos, you can use youtube-dl, but so that metadata also gets archived, we suggest you follow ArchiveTeam's short guidance on how to use it. However, if you have allowance from the Internet Archive to upload stuff there, you can also use the tubeup tool from Bibanon. It can download and upload videos automatically, provided that you have an Internet Archive account. This tool is what we ourselves used.
Keep archiving; there won't be too many who thank you in the present, but you work for the future with that. Remember that the hardest thing in history is to be there when it happens. You have the chance to do what future generations won't.
All the best,
Questions, feedback, error reporting: kapcsolat [at] archiveteam [dot] hu