University Sued for Providing Course Material Digitally

Three prominent academic publishers are suing Georgia State University, contending that the school is violating copyright laws by providing course reading material to students in digital format without seeking permission from the publishers or paying licensing fees. In a complaint filed in United States District Court in Atlanta, the publishers -- Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Sage Publications -- sued four university officials, asserting "systematic, widespread and unauthorized copying and distribution of a vast amount of copyrighted works" by Georgia State, which the university distributes through its Web site.

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