Copyright suit partly settled

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Amidst continuing confusion on what constitutes ‘fair use’ photocopying of copyrighted material, the first legal action taken against an academic institution and individual professors for alleged violations of copyright law has been partly settled. Nine book publishers charged last December that New York University (NYU), several of its faculty, and an off-campus commercial photocopying establishment had violated copyright law. The action against NYU and its faculty was settled out of court. The portion of the lawsuit directed against Unique Copy Center will continue, however.

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