Monday, August 24, 2009

RECAP: "Turning PACER Around"

We are always excited when a new tool or website becomes available to provide free access to public documents. RECAP is a plugin for Firefox for PACER users that makes PACER documents available for free.

Here's how it works:

First, when you are using PACER and purchase a document, RECAP makes it easy for you to download a copy of the document to their repository.

Then, when you are searching PACER for a document and somebody else has already added that document to RECAP, you'll be notified that the document is already available for free. The people at RECAP (a project of the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University) have pre-loaded documents from, so there are already over a million documents available.

See their site for more information about copyright, privacy, fee waivers, and other issues regarding the use of RECAP.