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'M' batsmen win opener

See Story,
Page 16

PUBLISHERS SUE NYU PROFS
Copy shops clamp down

By KAREN TENSA
Ann Arbor copy stores are cracking down on
University professors, requiring them to sign
disclaimers and submit written permission from
publishers before photocopying course materials.
Fears loom over Ann Arbor copy stores that
publishing companies may sue for illegally reprin-
ting copyrighted material for coursepacks - a vital
part of many University classes.
A RECENT lawsuit in New York has threatened
copy store chains nationwide.
In an unprecedented move last winter, nine
publishing companies charged several New York
University professors with illegally photocopying

course materials.
Last month NYU settled out-of-court with the
publishers, agreeing to strictly enforce copyright
laws. The settlement will virtually wipe out the use of
coursepacks on that campus.
PUBLISHERS ARE losing "a lot of money" from
widespread abuse of copyrighted material that is
used in course packs, said Bill Cullery, department
head at Houghton Mifflin Publishing Co. in New
York.
"There is no way to estimate lost revenues,"
Cullery said.
Since the New York lawsuit Houghton Mifflin has

received a flood of letters from professors requesting
permission to reprint copyrighted materials, he said.
THE "FAIR-USE DOCTRINE," a section of the
1976 Copyright Act, allows a small amount of
copyrighted material, approximately a chapter of a
book or 3000 words of an article, to be copied without
permission from the publisher. Most material used in
coursepacks exceeds fair use doctrine limits and
violates the law when permission, from the publisher
is not obtained.
The University provides no guidelines for
professors explaining the copyright laws because the
fair-use provisions are unclear and vary with each

The Michigan Daily

Vol. XCIII, No. 8-S
Declining
black
enrollment
puts 'U,
behind
By JACKIE YOUNG
A sharp drop in black student
enrollment at the University in the past
six years has left the University lagging
behind competing public and private
institutions nationwide, according to a
213-page report presented to the Regen-
ts yesterday.
The number of black students at the
University has decreased from 6.9 to 5.2
percent since 1977, according to the
report by the Office of Affirmative Ac-
tion which is significantly lower than
figures from other schools.
FOR EXAMPLE, Michigan State
University has increased black student
enrollment in the past year from 5.8 to
5.9 percent. At Stanford University, 5.8
percent of the students are black, which
is a one percent increase since 1978.
The University has increased
recruiting efforts to attract more black
students. New financial aid programs,
targeted at black students will begin
this fall, but the "results will be slow in
coming," said Virginia Nordby, direc- y
tor of the affirmative action office. t
Rising tuition coupled with the low g
family income of most black students c
makes it difficult for them to afford to
attend the University Nordby said. t
THE UNIVERSITY must also t
develop more programs which focus on s
See BLACK, Page 10

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, May 21, 1983

Ten Cents

Sixteen Pages

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
After a report on minority enrollment was presented at the Regents meeting yesterday, University President Harold
Shapiro said "we should try and keep our visions at a higher level than our frustrations." Black enrollment at the
University has steadily decreased since 1977 and this year dropped from 6.9 to 5.2 percent.
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By CHERYL BAACKE month's meeting passed unanimously, Opinionl . .... , 6
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esterday delayed voting on a con- proponents appealed for adoption of the Fen, an editor atlPeijing Review.
roversial proposal that would establish resolution during the public comments
guidelines for non-classified research session at Thursday's meeting which - chArdts Gere ru s u".8
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ed announcement earlier this week Regents cited a lack of sufficient time, "Breahless."
hat Regents would act on the Univer- to review and study the proposal which, Snorts . .'.'. ....15
ity research resolution during this as drafted by the University's Research riitcher Rich Stoll returns to
month's meeting. the mound for Michigaa.
A MOTION to table the vote until next See 'U', Page5

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