Operation Asymptote crowdsources the freeing of PACER content

The legal open data and e-participation organization PlainSite has posted a new tool called Operation Asymptote, which crowdsources the process of making PACER content publicly available.

PACER is the U.S. federal judiciary’s fee-based database of U.S. federal court decisions and litigation papers.

PlainSite describes the tool as follows:

Operation Asymptote is an initiative designed to download as much of PACER as possible by spreading the burden across many individuals, none of whom need to spend anything by staying under PACER’s $15.00 per quarter free access allowance.

Aaron Greenspan has written a new post providing background information about Operation Asymptote.

HT @PlainSite

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