Featured Stories

University professor sues students for posting midterm answers online

Virus Outbreak Italy Schools
(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

A professor from Chapman University is suing multiple students for copyright infringement after the students posted the answers to a midterm and final exam online.
Professor David Berkovitz filed the lawsuit earlier this month.
Berkovitz who teaches business law at the university alleges that a student posted both the midterm and the final exam on the website Course Hero, a website allows students to access study resources, notes, and sample quizzes.
According to suit, Berkovitz found both exams that were distributed between April and May of 2021 on the site in January of 2022 after he filed expedited copyright applications for the exams.
“Defendants infringed Berkovitz’s exclusive right to reproduce, make copies, distribute, or create derivative works by publishing the Midterm Exam and Final Exam on the Course Hero Website without Berkovitz’s permission,” the lawsuit explains.
Berkovitz reported that he believes the exams were uploaded by students who were allowed to take his course remotely due to the pandemic.
The professor hopes that the lawsuit will force the website Course Hero to identify the student or students who uploaded the tests along with their answers.