19153808 story Thrifty, Anonymous Benefactor Backs Up BBC Websites Before They Go Dark 159 Posted by timothy on Friday February 11, 2011 @05:13AM from the slurp-and-emit dept. revealingheart writes "The BBC is set to close down 200 of its websites in the near future as part of cost-cutting measures. Hearing that 172 of these sites would be deleted from the Web entirely, an anonymous individual has taken matters into his or her own hands. The result is a BitTorrent file that anyone can download to store a backup of these 'lost' websites forever. The cost of the project? Apparently no more than $3.99 for a VPS server to crawl and retrieve all the sites."