Intellectual property

Publishers Sue Copy Shops for Alleged Infringement

Boston companies charged with producing coursepacks for Northeastern and UMass without adequate permissions.

Copy Cat Copy Case

Publishers allege copyright violations against Florida copy shop owner for second time since 2002.

Google's Not-So-Simple Side

Google’s quest to “organize the world’s information” is supposed to make life easier.  But the issues surrounding the company’s book search program have complicated many academics' views of copyright, because they involve many nuances surrounding security, infrastructure and compensation.

Patent Windfall for U. of California

Monsanto agrees to pay $100 million up front and at least $5 million a year in royalties to end dispute over cow growth hormone.

Stem Cells Meet Google

U. of Michigan president says critics of book search program and opponents of stem cell research impede the social good.

In 2 States, Clashes Over Laboratory Data

As one animal rights group seeks university research records in Mississippi, an Ohio court turns away a similar challenge.

House Panel Tackles Piracy

Higher education and entertainment industry leaders outline what colleges can do to prevent illegal file sharing. 

Traffic School for Essay Thieves

Pima Community College tries a new approach to help students tune up on ethics and academics.

Blackboard Patents Challenged

Open source group asks U.S. to revoke rights asserted by software giant. Sides trade charges on why compromise talks collapsed.

Ethics and Patents

Yale says it is giving up some potential profits to help developing nations get HIV drugs -- and university ends up getting criticized.

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