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Profit and loss: Is photocopying chapters of educational books legal?

Bookshop claims to be helping students by giiving them access to expensive textbooks

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Students will celebrate if a court in India rules that a shop can continue to sell photocopied chapters of books, according to an expert. Publishing giants including Oxford University Press will have an appeal hearing on Tuesday (November 29) in Delhi over the four-year battle involving a bookshop. A court ruled in September that Rameshwari Photocopier, based at Delhi University’s School of Economics, can make copies of pages from textbooks and sell them to students as “course packs”. The publishers argue the store was violating their copyright and exploiting their work, which is affecting their profits. But teachers, authors and…

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