Digital course packs lead to lawsuit

In an age where it seems like nearly everyone prefers the ease of obtaining and transferring information online, three academic publishing companies are suing Georgia...

In an age where it seems like nearly everyone prefers the ease of obtaining and transferring information online, three academic publishing companies are suing Georgia State University for providing students with course reading material in electronic formats without first paying licensing fees or getting publisher permission.

The New York Times reports that there have been lawsuits in the past regarding course packs compiled with photocopied material, but this is the first lawsuit related to digital course packs.With the increasing popularity of electronic course packs among students and professors at colleges and universities around the country, it is likely this copyright lawsuit will not be the last of its kind.

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