EDGAR Goes Off Line

In August 1995, we posted a note to the network informing our users that the SEC and Patent databases would terminate in 60 days. We sent letters to the government agencies and called the newspapers. The outcry was not inconsiderable. Here is the information we posted on the net.

By October 1, 1995, the SEC had done a full turnaround. Using a computer it borrowed from us, the agency became enthusiastic supporters of the project. Now running with a sophisticated MIS operation, the service transfers millions of documents per month. Here is their service.

The Patent Office dug in its heals. They posted a trivial set of abstracts and a few full documents, but the Commissioner of Patents felt that protection of the retail information industry was a key part of his job.

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  • EDGAR (08/07/95)
      From: jbmiv <>
  • Edgar Archives (08/07/95)
      From: (Tim Curro)
  • SEC Info (08/08/95)
      From: (Doug Wolfe)
  • Edgar Access (08/08/95)
      From: (Wendell Scott)
  • SEC Edgar (08/08/95)
      From: (Temple Houston)
  • RE: EDGAR project of World Wide Web Town Hall (08/08/95)
  • October Termination (08/08/95)
      From: (Jeff Chapman)
  • Feedback on End of Service (08/08/95)
      From: (Michael A. Turner)
  • Termination of Service (08/09/95)
      From: (June T. Summers)
  • Thanks (08/09/95)
      From: (Wesley E. Humbert)
  • Edgar Project & SEC (08/09/95)
      From: Randolph Ross <>
  • Termination of EDGAR service (08/09/95)
      From: (Robert L. Bazzarelli)
  • Edgar Access (08/10/95)
      From: (Scott Arighi)
  • Re: EDGAR Archives (08/10/95)
      From: (MR TIMOTHY J CURRO)
  • 10/9/95 deadline (08/10/95)
      From: (Kate Smith)
  • Internet (08/10/95)
      From: (Eugene Avila)
  • EDGAR Dissemination shutdown woes (08/10/95)
  • Edgar project (08/10/95)
      From: (fred lohmann)
  • Re: EDGAR Dissemination shutdown woes (08/10/95)
  • SEC filings (08/10/95)
      From: (Laura Belgrave)
  • Edgar Project & SEC (08/10/95)
      From: Randolph Ross <>
  • Edgar (08/10/95)
      From: (John Iliff)
  • Edgar to end (08/11/95)
      From: (Alan Liddle)
  • SEC EDGAR (08/11/95)
      From: (Kee Peng Lim)
  • Edgar Search Archive (08/11/95)
      From: (Rita Wigglesworth)
  • Edgar Database (08/11/95)
      From: (Douglas A. Darby)
  • (08/12/95)
      From: Dinos Gonatas <>
  • Edgar cancellation (08/12/95)
      From: (Ralph DeCesare)
  • Project Termination (08/12/95)
      From: (Robert A. Davis)
  • The Edgar service (08/12/95)
      From: (Scott Dalton)
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