Paying For Search Results

Friday, 16 February 2007 at 5:00 am Pacific USA Time.

I just got billed $18.88 from the US Courts. How did that happen when they charge 8 cents per page and I only read one 24-page document? I called to ask.

When I was looking for that document, I wasn’t sure when it was filed. So I did a search for all such filings in that court within a certain date range. Nearly 60 documents came up in the search results. I found the ONE I wanted, opened it up, and saved it. I thought I’d be charged for that one document since it was the only one I clicked on.

Nope. I was charged 8 cents per page for everything that came up in search results. I was billed for 236 pages even though I only looked at 24 pages.

Who else could get away with that other than the government?

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