On the importance of the internet in the custody and study of past events

February, 21; 2022. By
In this article we come to review some suggestions written "for those who want to read them", that is, potentially for anyone, about the existence of the Internet, copyright and the custody and study of past events, all with a view to improving coexistence among people and thus be able to advance as a species (we human beings, that is).

Internet is favoring some interesting facts, obviously positive, for humanity; one of the main ones is the reduction of physical space to house knowledge; that is to say, before we needed the Library of Alexandria, susceptible to being burned, and now in an SSD hard drive with several equal copies we could ensure the survival of universal knowledge (universal is understood as human knowledge), wherever the source material comes from.

The categorization and cataloging of the content is also important. That is, having a library where you can do searches and everything is well organized according to various criteria such as author, publication date, genre, theme, etc. We have to bear in mind that the bulk of universal literature comes from past times, and here we must bring up the so-called copyright of a work. Well, we can say that a work, when created, belongs to humanity, what happens is that for a limited time that covers the remaining life of the author and the 70 years following his death, a kind of "license" is established that humanity grants the author or holder of this copyright to commercially exploit said creation. But it is a safeguard that humanity allows the author and/or copyright holder for a short period of time. It is therefore essential, now that humanity has, shall we say, come to life, and we all consider ourselves as a union of nationalities, that the texts be available on the internet. The fact that it is a private company that guards them or is public or mixed is irrelevant. The important thing is availability.

Afterwards, these texts must be free and available for download, once categorized, by anyone. That is, any text can be downloaded by anyone, without exceptions. There cannot be censored texts, another thing is that they are categorized as "bad" or "not highly recommended". That is to say, once the rights have expired, for example, of "Mein Kampf" (yes, the "aspirational" book that Hitler wrote), said title must be available, perhaps without much publicity, but it must be available for download and consultation of permanently on the internet, even if it's a bad book.

The texts in question must be in their original version, or translated, but without retouching. With the harshness that corresponds to each specific text. Another thing is that the comments or studies on each work mark or catalog them in one sense or another, or add complementary information that is always welcome.

Why? Well, because the evolution of humanity, progress, is based on past events, and a good study of them is key to moving forward, especially not to fall into the same mistake several times. That is why communism has a somewhat self-destructive branch, in the sense that it wants to "end tradition", which is not very acceptable since it is essential to know the past events in as much detail as possible.

In this way, the Internet will contribute to helping us all improve as a species and individually as human beings.