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A worker pushes a cart among shelves lined with goods at an Amazon warehouse on September 4, 2014 in Brieselang, Germany. Germany is online retailer Amazon's second largest market after the USA. Amazon is currently in a standoff with several book publishers over sales conditions and prices for e-books, and hundreds of authors in the US and Europe have written letters in support of the publishers.

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A worker pushes a cart among shelves lined with goods at an Amazon warehouse on Thursday in Brieselang, Germany. Germany is the online retailer’s second largest market after the US

 A man walks through the main entrance to The British Library on April 5, 2013 in London, England.

A man walks through the main entrance to The British Library on April 5, 2013 in London, England. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

The British Library and four other organisations have been given the right to archive the digital world from today, writes Robert Cookson. An estimated billion pages a year will be available for researchers to access through the new archive. The guardian of Britain’s cultural heritage will gain legal backing to collect and store every UK website, digital publications such as ebooks, and even chatter on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.