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FYI, Interesting bit from the PACER TOU:

>"The per page charge applies to the number of pages that results from any search, including a search that yields no matches with a one page charge for no matches. The charge applies whether or not pages are printed, viewed, or downloaded. There is a maximum charge of $3.00 for electronic access to any single document."

It is also interesting to note that pricing is decoupled from actual bandwidth usage, or any other metric that could be correlated directly with the cost of providing the service.:

>1. We use a formula to determine the number of pages for an HTML formatted report.

>2. Any information extracted from the CM/ECF database, such as the data used to create a docket sheet, is billed using a formula based on the number of bytes extracted (4320 Bytes equals one page).

>3. For a PDF document, the actual number of pages are counted to determine the number of billable pages.




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