Suing John Doe students over copyright

From Inside Higher Education: “An assistant professor of business at Chapman University is suing students for posting parts of his midterm and final course exams on the website Course Hero. But he doesn’t know who those students are yet. That’s what the lawsuit is for: by suing John Does for copyright infringement, the professor, David Berkovitz, seeks to legally compel Course Hero—which is not a defendant in the case—to produce the students’ identities. … Karen Costa, an independent faculty trainer who focuses on online pedagogy and trauma awareness, and who has previously criticized Course Hero—which is valued at $3.6 billion—as not doing enough to protect student privacy, said that this case raises a slew of additional concerns.”

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