Publishers Settle Suit Over Course Packs

Six leading academic publishers have reached an out-of-court settlement with a copy-shop owner in Austin, Tex., whom the publishers accused of selling course materials online in violation of copyright law.

The settlement stems from a lawsuit the publishers filed in January against the shop owner, Samuel Odunsi, of Buda, Tex. A service run by Mr. Odunsi created electronic versions of course packs without the permission of the publishers or their licensing agent, the Copyright Clearance