Legal issues

Publishers Sue Copy Shops for Alleged Infringement

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

After 'Grokster,' the Battle Continues

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in MGM Studios v. Grokster continues to reverberate in the world where music and technology collide, as another file sharing network popular with college students, i2hub, followed Grokster Monday in announcing that it would shut down.

But if recording industry officials think they have definitively won the battle over the free sharing of music and video, they are mistaken, many students -- and some campus experts -- say.

Hampered at Hampton U.

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As students face expulsion for expressing anti-Bush views, free speech concerns surface.

Mixed Verdict at Middlebury

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Judge sides with college, but offers harsh criticism in case that has angered many black students.

Tenured Professor's Firing (Largely) Upheld

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The University of Wisconsin System's Board of Regents abided by state law in 2001 when it fired a tenured professor for alleged sexual harassment and other misconduct, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. While it largely sided with the university in the case of John Marder, the court sent the case back to a lower court to resolve one factual issue.

Not So Confidential Counseling

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Experts fear plan at George Washington U. to have psychologists share some information on students with administrators.

The Supremes Scrutinize Solomon

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Justices seem inclined to uphold law that bars federal funds to campuses that restrict military recruiters.

No Convictions for Al-Arian

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Professor fired by U. of South Florida found not guilty on some charges, renewing debate over his dismissal and academic freedom.

Social Security and Defaulted Student Loans

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U.S. can seize benefits when borrower has been delinquent for a decade, Supreme Court rules.

Loss for Frat at Colgate

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A judge dismisses lawsuit by alumni seeking to reverse sale of their house to the university.

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