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Aaron Swartz

Downloads PACER database

4 Sep, 2008

Carl Malamud, the founder of nonprofit group, puts out a request for activists to go to 17 libraries around the country and download federal court decisions, briefs and other legal papers form the (fee-based) PACER database so he can post them for free on the web. Swartz manages to download an estimated 20 percent of the entire database: 19,856,160 pages of text. The downloads continue until September 22, 2008.