Implementation of ReCAPTCHA on MD Case Search

Open Justice Baltimore filed this request with the Administrative Office Of The Courts of Maryland.
Due Sept. 25, 2021
Est. Completion None
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From: Open Justice Baltimore

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

- Any and all correspondence, either internal or with contractors such as Tyler Technologies, discussing the implementation of Google ReCAPTCHA (See: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/about/) or any other anti-bot/anti-scraping technologies in the Maryland Judiciary Case Search website.
- Any and all correspondence, either internal or with contractors, discussing the Case Harvester software (See: https://caseharvester.com) built by the organization Open Justice Baltimore.
- Any and all project plans or internal documents relating to the implementation of Google ReCAPTCHA or other anti-bot/anti-scraping technologies in the Maryland Judiciary Case Search website.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Open Justice Baltimore

From: Administrative Office Of The Courts

Good afternoon,

The Maryland Judiciary has received your emailed request for:

* Any and all correspondence, either internal or with contractors such as Tyler Technologies, discussing the implementation of Google ReCAPTCHA (See: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/about/) or any other anti-bot/anti-scraping technologies in the Maryland Judiciary Case Search website.
* Any and all correspondence, either internal or with contractors, discussing the Case Harvester software (See: https://caseharvester.com) built by the organization Open Justice Baltimore.
* Any and all project plans or internal documents relating to the implementation of Google ReCAPTCHA or other anti-bot/anti-scraping technologies in the Maryland Judiciary Case Search website.
The production of judicial records is governed primarily by Maryland Rules 16-901, et seq. ("Access Rules").

The Judiciary received your request on September 15, 2021 and began to process it. At this time, we anticipate we will be able to inform you whether your request is granted or denied within 30 days, but we will notify you pursuant to Rule 16-923(e) if an extension is necessary.

Thank you,

Bradley Tanner
Public Information Officer
Maryland Judiciary
Government Relations and Public Affairs
410-260-1488

From: Administrative Office Of The Courts

Good morning.

The Judiciary received your request on September 15, 2021, and began to process it. At this time, we anticipate we will be able to inform you whether your request is granted or denied within 30 days, but we will notify you pursuant to Rule 16-923(e) if an extension is necessary.

Regards,

Terri Charles
Asst. Public Information Officer
Maryland Judiciary
Administrative Office of the Courts
Government Relations and Public Affairs
187 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 260-1564 (direct dial)
(410) 703-3123 (mobile)
terri.charles@mdcourts.gov<mailto:terri.charles@mdcourts.gov>
www.mdcourts.gov

From: Administrative Office Of The Courts

Good afternoon,

Please see the attached communication in reference to your request.

Thank you,

Bradley Tanner
Public Information Officer
Maryland Judiciary
Government Relations and Public Affairs
410-260-1488

From: Open Justice Baltimore

Hi,

Can you please limit this request to all email communications between the Judiciary and the software vendor that builds Case Search (I believe to be Tyler Technologies) within the last year that include one or more of the following case-insensitive keywords:

- "scraping"
- "reCAPTCHA"
- "Case Harvester" (or "CaseHarvester")
- "Open Justice Baltimore"

This should produce far fewer results that can be reviewed.

thank you,
Dan Staples
Open Justice Baltimore

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