Anti-Plagiarism Progam Is Fair Use: 4th Circ.

Law360, New York (April 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that the anti-plagiarism service iParadigms LLC does not violate copyright law in archiving student work and revived the company's cross-claim against one of the students who filed the case.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Thursday upheld a lower court decision finding that the company's use of student work was protected from copyright liability under the fair use doctrine.

The panel also reversed summary judgment for the plaintiffs on iParadigms' claim that one of the students...
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