Issued on 06 October, 2016

Joint statement issued by Oxford University Press (OUP), Cambridge University Press (CUP) and Taylor & Francis (T&F). Supported by the Association of Publishers in India (API), the Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP) and the Indian Reprographic Rights Organization (IRRO).

“The Publishers’ appeal against the dismissal of the suit (ref: Delhi High Court’s 16th September judgement) was heard by a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court this morning. The court not only granted the appeal but expedited the hearing, giving a date of 29th November for the appeal to be heard.

Significantly, the respondents (Delhi University and Rameshwari Photocopy Services) have been directed by the court to maintain accounts of the photocopying they undertake in the interim.

We are confident that in its future decisions the Hon’ble court will balance the interests of those creating learning materials with those requiring access to them, in a fair and sustainable manner.”

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