Georgia State Infringes Copyrights: Publishers

Law360, New York (April 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of academic publishers have filed suit against administrators of Georgia State University, claiming the school’s policy allowing its professors to provide students with digital copies of course materials constitutes copyright infringement.

In a complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press Inc. and SAGE Publications Inc. accuse the university’s president, Carl V. Patton, and other administrators of allowing “systematic, widespread and unauthorized” replication of a “vast amount” of their copyrighted works....
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