Federal Courts to Test Offering Audio Proceedings Online

The Associated Press reports Courts To Test Offering Trial Tapes Online.

The federal judiciary panel has approved a pilot program to make audio recordings of court proceedings available online for free. Although a court’s participation in the program is voluntary, U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan, the executive committee chairman of the policy-making Judicial Conference, said he expects the system ultimately will be widely used…..
At present, recording devices and cameras are prohibited in all federal courtrooms… The pilot program, set to launch in the next few months, will put those recordings on the court’s electronic records database for download.

See the Federal Judiciary News Release.
Thanks to Bill Ebbott for the tip.