‘Copying books for teaching is not copyright violation’, says Delhi High Court

Friday, September 16, 2016
New Delhi/Visakhapatnam

The Delhi High Court on Friday held that the photocopying of course packs prepared by Delhi University comprising portions from books published by Oxford University Press and Taylor & Francis did not amount to infringement of copyright.

The court dismissed the suit imitated y the publishing majors which had sued Delhi University and Rameshwari Photocopying Services, a kiosk inside the Delhi School of Economics, claiming infringement of copyright by engaging in preparing copies of course packs with portions culled out of its books in keeping with the syllabus prescribed by the university.

Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also lifted the stay on the kiosk from photocopying the course packs. The case had been protest by students who backed the kiosk.

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