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Freesound is a website for free audio material exchange, founded through the International Computer Music Computer Conference in 2005.
A free account is required to download sounds on the website. Uploaders can choose licensing agreements for their sound, CC0, CC BY, and CC BY-NC - but emphasis is placed on collaborative potential of open sounds.
User-specific generated keys are used to access Freesound's API. The API tools search, retrieve metadata, retrieve comments and generate download links for sounds - this could possibly be used to scrape and archive the site.
According to Wikipedia ~230,000 sounds were present on the site as of February 2015. There were an estimated ~1TB of sounds in 2014.
The site shows no immediate signs of going under.
It seems at one point the site relied on university-provided research hosting, and has had a troubled past with downtime. In June 2008 the site's domain switched from freesound.iua.upf.edu to freesound.org - since that point reliability has improved.
It seems there was some fairly in-depth discussion about the process and politics of archiving Freesound in #archiveteam IRC May 2016. However, users dispanded to IRC channel '#freeallthesounds' which isn't archived - it is unclear whether progress was made.