Issued on 16 September, 2016

Joint Statement Issued by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Taylor & Francis

“Whilst the verdict is not what we had hoped for, we note the court’s decision on the matter.

“We brought this case to protect authors, publishers and students from the potential effects on the Indian academic and educational book market  caused by the widespread creation and distribution of unlicensed course packs by a copy shop operating from within the premises of the University, where a legitimate and affordable licensing scheme is already in place.  It is unfortunate that the court’s decision today could undermine the availability of original content for the benefit of students and teachers.

“We will be considering the full judgement when it is made available, and shall decide the next course of action after consultation with our legal teams.”

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