Public Access to Podcasts on Public Access

I’m on this week’s Technology Liberation Front podcast, hosted by Berin Szoka, talking about public access to court records. That’s a topic near and dear to my heart, and it was a lot of fun to rap about the issues with Tim Lee and Steve Schultze. The podcast may be a little boring in that we all pretty much completely agree on the bottom line: the courts are capable of doing much better when it comes to making legal filings and court opinions available to the general public, not just to lawyers and data brokers who can pay 8 cents a page for access. There are no fireworks or fistfights, just a bunch of law-tech geeks making the case for making the public record, well, public.