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Demand for Public Documents on the Increase

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The Newhouse News Service reports that demand for federal government information is at an all time high, with Freedom of Information Act requests and government web site hits up significantly. So, too, is the use of private sites that feature leaked or obscure government reports. One measure: The U.S. Government Printing Office’s site,, averaged nearly 34 million retrievals of government documents a month in 2004. That was up a million from 2003 and triple the number in 1998. (3/11/05)