HC rejects copyright claims of 3 publishers
NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court dismissed suits by three international publishers against the sale of photocopiedbooks andpagesin Delhi University, a landmark verdict likely to have a wide-reaching impact on copyright laws. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also lifted a ban on thephotocopierkiosk from issuing copies of chapters from textbooks of the three interna- tional publishers to students.
In 2012, the court banned the Rameshwari Photocopy Service near Delhi School of Economics on a petition moved by publishers including University Press, Cambridge University Press and Taylor & Francis. The international publishing giants had alleged that the kiosk was violating their copyright and “at the instance of Delhi University” was causing huge financial losses.