Notice Re: Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule Change September 2011
The Judicial Conference, at its March15, 2011 session, amended the Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule for the appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. The change is effective September 7, 2011.
The fee schedule was amended so that for individual researchers to receive a fee exemption, courts must find that the defined research project is intended for academic research purposes, and not for commercial purposes or internet redistribution. This is in addition to the finding that an exemption is needed to avoid unreasonable burdens and to promote public access to information.