Public Citizen: Federal court using scare tactics to block sharing of public records
[Press] Posted Aug 25, 2009 15:19 UTC (Tue) by corbet
Public Citizen looks at the response of the U.S. federal court system to the Firefox "RECAP" extension, which enables sharing of court documents. "Please be aware that RECAP is 'open-source' software, which means it can be freely obtained by anyone with Internet access and could possibly be modified for benign or malicious purposes. This raises the possibility that the software could be used for facilitating unauthorized access to restricted or sealed documents." Of course, the courts could nullify this "threat" by simply making public documents, well, public.
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