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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthordarij grinberg
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2013
    • (edited Oct 10th 2013)
    This is not news to anyone on G+, which is probably the majority of people here:

    http://www.jhatkaa.org/en/actions/oxbridge-press-drop-lawsuit
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/103703080789076472131/posts/dnX6xppA75v
    http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/why-students-need-the-right-to-copy/article4654452.ece

    but for the others: OUP and CUP are suing Delhi University for offering scanned books (required reading, I assume) to students at a low price. I fear the title of the first link is missing a comma and is meant as a call rather than a statement of fact. I don't remember major commercial publishers behaving like this, but if you have information, feel free to share.

    NB: "Tellingly, 33 of the authors of various books mentioned specifically in the lawsuit (as having been copied in the course packs) signed this protest letter making it clear that they were dissociating themselves from this unfortunate lawsuit."

    Thanks to Timothy Gowers for sharing this on G+ and to Omid Hatami for "retweeting".