Currently it costs $2 – $4 per page to download pages from the Register of Deeds of the Counties that post them. This company is challenging those rates.
An official with MacImage of Maine LLC said Wednesday that his firm filed a court complaint late Tuesday afternoon accusing 13 counties in the state of violating the state’s Freedom of Access Law. The complaint, filed in Cumberland County Superior Court, names Androscoggin, Aroostook, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Sagadahoc, Somerset, Waldo, Washington and York counties as defendants. MacImage is not suing Piscataquis County because that county has agreed to provide the firm with electronic copies of all of the documents filed in its Registry of Deeds. According to Linda Smith, registrar of deeds in Piscataquis County, the county avoided being sued by agreeing to have its online database contractor, Affiliated Computer Services, charge MacImage a bulk rate of 2½ cents for each page.
via Bangor Daily News.