Internet Textbook Businesses Could Help Curb Textbook Piracy

“Funding for higher education has always been a touchy topic for politicians. While few dispute that an educated population is beneficial for society, it is often less clear who should foot the bill for this benefit. Of course, a large part of the cost is tuition, but more and more, the costs of textbooks are beginning to factor in. A Toronto Star article recently observed that a common method of reducing these costs is to photocopy entire textbooks. Although students often argue that this is the only way they can afford these books, this may not necessarily be the case as there are many internet businesses which may allow cost savings without breaking copyright law …” (more)

[Julian Ho, IP Osgoode, 19 January]

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