Boundless, the free textbook startup, settles lawsuit with publishers | PandoDaily
: "... Last spring, Pearson Education, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan sued the company for copyright infringement, unfair competition, and false advertising. They argued that since Boundless allows students to download an “equivalent” of the book they created, it is in violation of their copyright. Boundless countered the charges, arguing that the content in the Boundless’ free textbooks is not protected by copyright, since it is public domain material. Boundless further accused the textbook publishers of a copyright monopoly, saying their right to claim ownership of the OER material is barred by “their own unclean hands and inequitable conduct.”..."
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