?Major Publishers Dismiss Lawsuit Against Follett Corporation

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Follett Corporation, a textbook distribution company, announced this week that it has agreed to adopt a set of “ Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices ,” a list of guidelines co-developed and endorsed by four major textbook publishers. As part of the agreement to adopt the principals, the publishers dismissed their case against Follett, which claimed the company was purchasing illegal copies of textbooks and selling them at its college stores and through other distribution channels.

?Major Textbook Publishers Sue Follett Over Counterfeit Sales

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The companies claim many of Follett’s textbooks are purchased from questionable distributors that sell illegally-copied versions. However, the company released a statement calling the lawsuit an attempt to “cripple the campus store’s ability to provide lower-cost course material options, leaving students little choice but to buy higher priced texts from the publishers.” Other textbook distributors, including Chegg, Inc.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Trump Administration Will Rescind Obama-Era Guidelines on Race-Conscious Admissions.” Via The Wall Street Journal : “ California plans to sue one of the nation’s largest student loan companies.” Chegg has acquired the flashcard app StudyBlue for $20.8 Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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“Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” Reminder: here are the education companies Palantir founder Peter Thiel has invested in. Via Edsurge : “What Colleges Should Know About A Growing ‘ Talent Strategy ’ Push By Companies.” The student loan company has raised $1.88

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