[A2k] EIFL guest blog: Course packs for education ruled legal in India

Teresa Hackett teresa.hackett at eifl.net
Wed Jul 12 05:13:45 PDT 2017


Course packs for education ruled legal in India

Supreme Court ruling a huge triumph for access to educational materials in
India

On 9 May 2017, a five year court battle between publishers and universities
finally came to an end when the Supreme Court of India dismissed an appeal
by the Indian Reprographic Rights Organization (IRRO) challenging an
earlier judgment of Delhi High Court that ruled course packs in India legal
for educational purposes.

In a case that gained wide international attention, issues such as the cost
of textbooks in India were raised, students agitated for fair access to
educational materials, and the jurisprudence on copyright in India has
taken a leap forward. In this guest blog, Anubha Sinha, Programme Officer
on Openness and Access to Knowledge at the Centre for Internet and Society
India, discusses the judgment in the case known as the ‘Delhi University
photocopy’ case, and what it means for access to educational materials in
India.

Read the full story: http://www.eifl.net/blogs/course-packs-education-ruled-
legal-india



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