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E-books: A question of pricing or property?

Kate Galloway: James Cook University

In a recent post on the Volokh Conspiracy, it was reported that law professors in the US were rebelling against a text book publisher’s new pricing policy.

Under the new approach, dubbed CasebookConnect, students must return the casebook after the class ends. Students receive access to a digital copy of the casebook available from AspenLaw’s website, but they must return the physical book. Meanwhile, students pay full cost, as the price of CasebookConnect is the same as the traditional price of a new physical book.

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