QuickWire: Tutoring Company Removes Copyrighted Materials From Web Site

November 9, 2011, 5:37 pm

By Alexandra Rice

The online tutoring site Student of Fortune, recently acquired by textbook vendor Chegg Inc., has reached a settlement over the claims of copyright and trademark infringement made against the site before the acquisition. The claims come from five major higher-education publishers—The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc., John Wiley & Sons Inc., Cengage Learning Inc., Pearson Education Inc., and Elsevier Inc. These companies say copies of textbooks and other learning materials were uploaded to the Student of Fortune Web site and sold for a profit without the publishers’ consent. Chegg Inc. worked with the publishers to remove these materials and has said it will take measures to prevent future copyright and trademark infringement for its Web site.
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