Textbook Copyrights Vs. Open Educational Resources
May 17, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT
Law360, New York (May 17, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT) -- Over the past decade, pundits have predicted that new companies harnessing the Internet and related electronic devices would bring about the end of the record industry, print newspapers and brick-and-mortar bookstores. Whether those predictions are borne out remains an open question, but Boundless Learning, a Boston-based start-up that has raised roughly $10 million in initial capital, has declared war on the college textbook industry.
Textbook publishers are not taking the threat lightly. In April, Pearson Education Inc., Cengage Learning Inc. and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing...