Copyright Infringement Lawsuits Against Document Retrieval Services

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 12, 2003

Leading Publishers Sue Document Deliverers For Copyright Infringement; New Lawsuits Reflect Growing Infringement of Digital Content:

  • The Copyright Clearance Center is coordinating lawsuits by five prominent publishers (including Elsevier Inc. and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), against document retrieval companies Medical Review Services and LMS Information Services for unauthorized duplication and sale of copyrighted materials published by the plaintiffs.
  • The cases were filed 11/05/03 and 11/06/2003 respectively, in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts: references – 1:03-cv-12178-DPW, American Chemical Society et al v. Roundy Loren Mateo, d/b/a Medical Review Services, and 1:03-cv-12179-EFH, American Chemical Society et al v. LMS Information Services. (Pacer)
  • Posted in Copyright, Libraries

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