RECAP

RECAP

Turning PACER Around since 2009 to make it better and cheaper.

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What is RECAP?
"RECAP" is a free Firefox extension that enhances users' experience on PACER, the U.S. federal courts' online public access system. When you purchase a document on PACER, RECAP uploads it to a publicly accessible archive, making it available for free to other users. As a result, documents only need to be purchased once, reducing costs for all users. The more people use RECAP, the more cost effective it becomes. Launched in 2009 by Free Law Project and Princeton's Center for Information Technology, RECAP has already added millions of documents to its archive and continues to grow.
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Stats
Version: 2.6.1 (Last updated: 2024-04-18)
Creation date: 2010-07-10
Weekly download count: 18
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Overrides search engine: Yes
Permissions:
  • *://*.uscourts.gov/
  • *://ca1-showdoc.azurewebsites.us/
  • *://ca2-showdoc.azurewebsites.us/
  • *://ca3-showdoc.azurewebsites.us/
  • *://ca4-showdoc.azurewebsites.us/
  • *://ca5-showdoc.azurewebsites.us/
  • *://ca6-showdoc.azurewebsites.us/
  • *://ca7-showdoc.azurewebsites.us/
  • *://ca8-showdoc.azurewebsites.us/
  • *://ca9-showdoc.azurewebsites.us/
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Size: 1.96M
URLs: Website
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Summary

Since 2009, RECAP has improved the experience of using PACER, the online public access system for the U.S. federal courts. If you use PACER, install RECAP.

Key points:

  • If you use PACER, this free extension will save you money. Every document you purchase will be uploaded to the "RECAP Archive" where we make it searchable and accessible. Every document others have purchased since 2009 will be available to you for free right in PACER itself.

  • This extension was created in 2009 at Princeton and is now run by Free Law Project, a non-profit that's working to improve PACER.

  • This extension has already added millions of PACER documents to the Internet Archive and to the fully searchable RECAP Archive. In 2018 alone we added more than 20 million searchable pages to the archive!

  • The more people using this extension, the more money we all save.

Created in 2009, RECAP is a free extension from Free Law Project and the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton that improves the experience of using PACER, the online public access system for the U.S. federal courts.

RECAP has two main features. First, when you purchase an item on PACER, RECAP anonymously uploads that item to the RECAP Archive hosted at https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/ where it can be searched or downloaded for free by others.

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User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Provides access to public domain documents from the federal court system for free
  • Saves users money by allowing them to access court documents without having to pay fees
  • Works well with PACER and courtlistener.com
Cons
  • Randomly interrupts users to ask for donations
  • Could potentially violate add-on terms by interrupting users to solicit funding
  • Auto uploading of files from PACER is not always reliable
Most mentioned
  • Provides access to public domain court documents for free
  • Works well with PACER and courtlistener.com
  • Saves users money by allowing them to access court documents without having to pay fees
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Safety
Risk impact

RECAP is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install RECAP if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

RECAP is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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