Does Selling Lecture Notes Violate Professors’ Copyrights?

From the Chronicle of Higher Education
April 5, 2008

A University of Florida professor is suing a company that sells students’ lecture notes because he says the service infringes on his intellectual property rights, Wired reports.

The company, Einstein’s Notes, pays students to take notes and create “Study Kits.” The company then sells the kits through its website.

A 1996 Florida lawsuit against another note-selling company was rejected by the courts. In the new case, however, the professor has copyrighted his lectures. Click here to see the full complaint.—Catherine Rampell

–Hat Tip to DP for sending this to me.

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