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Court orders $87,000 fine for exam copyright violations

A test-preparation must pay a $1,000 fine for each of 87 items the company forced the examination provider to retire due to copyright infringement, the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division, ruled August 26, 2013 (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists v Bennett).

The company, Limited X-Ray Licensure Course Providers, owned by defendant Diane Bennett, was started in 2007 to provide tutoring assistance to help students pass examinations to become radiologic technologists.

According to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), which sued Bennett, she obtained access to copyrighted examination questions by asking . . .

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