Three prominent academic publishers are suing Georgia State University, contending that the school is violating copyright laws by providing course reading material to students in digital format without seeking permission from the publishers or paying licensing fees, the New York Times reports. In a complaint filed April 15 in United States District Court in Atlanta, the publishers--Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Sage Publications--sued four university officials, asserting "systematic, widespread, and unauthorized copying and distribution of a vast amount of copyrighted works" by Georgia State, which the university distributes through its web site. The lawsuit, which may be the


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