I want to make a record that establishes that certain content existed on Internet at some point of time. It seems that


is a way to archive the page. But, are there any other methods of proving this?

  • The site you mentioned has a Wayback Machine at archive.org/web . Just give it the URL you are concerned about and it will show all its automatically archived versions. Doesn't that provide everything you need? Mar 23, 2021 at 13:19

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It depends on what jurisdiction you are located in. In some US states, a notary public can prepare a certified copy of most written documents. The certification would include the date the certification was made. However, it would be a copy, so the copyright terms for the item would have to allow the making of a copy.

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    For legal issues copyright cannot be used to prevent people gathering evidence in most places, including the US I think.
    – user
    Sep 12, 2017 at 11:05

If you want a record of what the page looks like right now, archive it using perma.cc or archive.is, or just print it off and have it notarized.

If you want a record of what the page looked like at some point in the past, try www.archive.org and check the closest dates before and after the date you're targeting.

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