The scope of legal deposit in France was extended to cover the Internet by the Law of August 1st 2006.
Websites belonging to the French national domain can be collected by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, to be preserved and made available to the public.
This mission entrusted to the BnF reverses the traditional relationship between the publisher and the depository institution. Website collection is now performed by the Library. Publishers, for their part, cannot oppose this collection, and must provide the BnF with access to online resources.
Friday, November 22, 2013