Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Apr 2012 17:52 UTC
Legal Rage-inducing and despicable. As The Chronicle of Higher Education reports, three major textbook publishers, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education, are suing a small startup company that produces open and free alternative textbooks. This startup, Boundless Learning, builds textbooks using creative commons licensed and otherwise freely available material - and this poses a threat to the three large textbook publishers. So, what do you do when you feel threatened? Well, file a copyright infringement lawsuit, of course.
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Arguing over Copyright
by bluedodo on Sun 8th Apr 2012 02:29 UTC
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You are all arguing needlessly about whether these books violate copyright or not.

The real questions is if one of the big publishers produced a book in that covered materials in the way that a book that one of the other publishers produces does much like Boundless Learning does than would that be copyright infringement? If yes then what Boundless Learning is doing is copyright infringement under the current laws. If no then it is not copyright infringement and the big three just being cunts.

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