Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Audio on Pacer

A few months ago we reported that Pacer had a pilot audio project in the federal courts. The number of courts involved in the project has been expanded to 5 including the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. These courts have made some audio files available on Pacer online. Pacer customers can listen to digital recordings of hearings by selecting a docket entry with an audio icon from the Docket Report of a case. For the 12 month duration of the pilot project the fee for accessing the recordings is 8 cents in addition to the 8 cents per page of the Docket Report. If audio access becomes permanent, usage and cost information gathered during the pilot will be used to determine "an appropriate fee." You can read more here.
Hat tip: Kate Frey.

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