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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepCut View Post
    I just stumbled on the Black Vault collection, much easier to download as they are all linked on one page so you can use a batch downloader.

    He doesn't have the 2012 releases, perhaps this is when they started charging.

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    DC.
    FYI, when the MOD releases UFO files, they are FREE for the first 30 days.
    After that, they charge for copies.
    Pay attention to release dates, save $$$
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    Thanks cali, didn't realise that was the process, cheers for the heads up


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    Interesting article by Nick Pope re: the MOD Files. I did not realize the next batch was going to be the last.
    July 2012 was the last release, I can't find a date for the next one, but maybe July 2013?
    Remember to get them early, FREE the first 30days, $$$ thereafter.


    MoD UFO Files

    As the five-year program to declassify and release the entire archive of UK Ministry of Defense UFO files reaches its climax, it seems appropriate that I use my first column for UFO Digest to give an overview of what has unquestionably been one of the biggest UFO-related stories of recent years.

    There were a number of reasons why the MoD decided to release these files. The main one was that once the UK’s Freedom of Information Act came fully into force, the MoD found that it was receiving more FOI requests on UFOs than on any other subject. Releasing the files en masse and sending them to the UK National Archives meant the MoD could avoid responding to the hundreds of people making these FOI requests on a case-by-case basis, which was becoming an administrative nightmare. Other reasons for the release included the fact that the French Government had released their UFO files in 2007 (creating a precedent the UK would have found difficult not to follow) and MoD’s hope that releasing these files would be a good demonstration of their commitment to open government and freedom of information.

    The first files were released in May 2008 and subsequent batches followed every few months. With the release of the final batch of files in 2013, the program has entailed the publication of around 60,000 pages of documentation – much of it unclassified, but some which had been Secret UK Eyes Only. Story Continues
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