Category Archives: Intellectual Property

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Elsevier Wins $15 Million in Copyright Suit Against Piracy Sites

A federal court has ruled in favor of one of the world’s largest science publishers in its lawsuit against websites that provide free, pirated access to millions of scholarly-journal articles, Nature.com reported on Thursday.

In a judgment handed down this week, Judge Robert W. Sweet of the U.S. District Court in New York City ruled for the company, Elsevier, in the absence of any representatives of the defendants, which include Sci-Hub, LibGen, and related sites, and awarded the publisher $15 m…

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What Are Your Experiences With Cheating?

As higher education is changing to use more online learning, the cheating industry is changing along with it. A recent Chronicle article revealed that the cheating business is expanding its offerings to accommodate online education and growing demand.

While students used to be able to purchase term papers on the internet, now they can hand off responsibility for entire courses.

With a wide array of services to choose from, there are more opportunities than ever for students to cheat, and we want…

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Tech Company Will Pay $750 Million to End Patent Fight With Carnegie Mellon

The Marvell Technology Group and Marvell Semiconductor Inc. will pay $750 million to end a long-running patent dispute with Carnegie Mellon University, the university announced on Wednesday. Carnegie Mellon sued in 2009, alleging that the company had infringed a pair of university patents based on the work of a professor and a former student.

In 2012 a federal jury awarded the university more than $1 billion in damages, but the case has been through several rounds of appeals since then.

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