Tell the IRS that mountains of DVDs are a stupid way to distribute public records

Rogue archivist Carl Malamud sez, "I just finished ripping 30 DVDs from the IRS. This is the monthly feed of nonprofit tax returns. I now have 7,442,564 of these returns spinning on the net. I've had it. This year, the IRS upped the cost of this feed to $2910. I've already spent $16,137 on this brain dead format. For 2 years, I've been writing to the IRS to suggest better ways. Dropbox anybody? An FTP server?"

I need an amplifier! I was hoping my colleagues Boing Boing could tweet the IRS and suggest that they give me a call. I'm from the Internet, and I'm here to help them.

Pls RT! Hey @IRSnews! Drop that dime? Give Carl a call! http://youtu.be/cL0E1-5IhYE

Source: Internal Revenue Service Public Filings

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