Sunday, April 06, 2008

Copyright suit over lecture notes

From Wired:

" University of Florida professor Michael Moulton thinks copyright law protects the lectures he gives to his students, and he's headed to court to prove it.

Moulton and his e-textbook publisher are suing Thomas Bean, who runs a company that repackages and sells student notes, arguing that the business is illegal since notes taken during college lectures violate the professor's copyright."

The plantiffs' lawyer says that students talking notes in class are protected by fair use but it is the packaging and selling for commercial gain that they are objecting to, since it puts a dent in the professor's and his publisher's income.

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