Edtech Business

Pearson Kills Edublogs Server Over 38 Year Old Copyright

Oct 15, 2012

C'MON MAN! PT. II: TechDirt reports that 1.5 million sites created under the popular EduBlogs domain have been shut down in response to a DMCA copyright notice from Pearson. With so many educator blogs, it's not a stretch to imagine a massive number of illegally copied textbook excerpts -- or say, an Art History textbook that actually has images -- but it turns out the notice is for a single document: Beck's Hopelessness Scale. The self-reporting inventory totals a mind-boggling 279 words and retails for $120 on Pearson's site. To be clear copyright infringement is a serious matter, but we can only hope that John Fallon, new CEO at Pearson, addresses whatever internal disconnect led to an entire canon of teachers' resources being wiped for a negligible increase in bottom line.

Pearson Kills Edublogs Server Over 38 Year Old Copyright

Edtech Business

Pearson Kills Edublogs Server Over 38 Year Old Copyright

Oct 15, 2012

C'MON MAN! PT. II: TechDirt reports that 1.5 million sites created under the popular EduBlogs domain have been shut down in response to a DMCA copyright notice from Pearson. With so many educator blogs, it's not a stretch to imagine a massive number of illegally copied textbook excerpts -- or say, an Art History textbook that actually has images -- but it turns out the notice is for a single document: Beck's Hopelessness Scale. The self-reporting inventory totals a mind-boggling 279 words and retails for $120 on Pearson's site. To be clear copyright infringement is a serious matter, but we can only hope that John Fallon, new CEO at Pearson, addresses whatever internal disconnect led to an entire canon of teachers' resources being wiped for a negligible increase in bottom line.

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