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New Delhi, Apr 25 (PTI) The Delhi High Court today refused to take back its earlier order restraining a photocopier at Delhi University campus from violating alleged copyright of three international publishing houses on certain text books by selling their photocopies to students. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw did not allow the plea of students seeking lifting of the stay on selling of photocopies of certain text books, published by the University Press, the Cambridge University Press and Taylor and Francis. The offshore publishing houses had on August 14 last year moved the court against Rameshwari Photocopy Service located inside the DU campus alleging it was infringing their copyright over the text books. The court had then restrained Rameshwari Photocopy Service from “making or selling course packs and also reproducing the plaintiff’s publication or substantial portion by compiling the same either in a book form or in the form of a course pack till the final disposal of the said application.” “The photocopier is running its shop under licence from the university. Photocopier has no right to compile such course packs and books/articles published by the plaintiffs and more so when the university has taken a stand that that they have no intention to breach any law by making such reproductions as complained of by the plaintiff in the present suit,” it had said. The students moved the fresh plea against the order saying it be lifted to ensure their welfare and preparation to the coming term-end examinations in May this year. The plea, however, was rejected today. Earlier, Delhi University had assured the court that it would take steps to prevent the copyright infringement.

(By: PTI)


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