Extension to the Internet
The website collection, launched experimentally in February 2009 as part of the legal deposit, now covers over 14,000 French websites.
The decree of December 19, 2011 on the legal deposit of the web implemented the Law of August 1, 2006 (DADVSI Law on authors’ and related rights in the Information Society). It sets the conditions governing the selection and consultation of the information collected on the Internet for legal deposit by Ina and the BnF.
Among the French websites, Ina’s scope covers:
- Websites of audiovisual media departments;
- Web TV and web radios;
- Websites mainly covering radio and television programmes;
- Websites of organisations in professional and institutional audiovisual communication.
The Legal Deposit also includes 12,600 Twitter accounts (since 2016) and 7,800 video platform accounts (since 2008).
Ina has introduced an innovative process that enables the collection to take into account the time and quantity aspects of the websites linked to audiovisual media.
The programmes collected for the legal deposit for which Ina does not hold any operating rights, are archived and enhanced by document processing. They are then made available to anyone whose research project requires recourse to radio and television sources.