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June 16, 1989 - Image 3

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Michigan Daily Summer Weekly, 1989-06-16

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sued for
Eight textbook publishers filed a
lawsuit against Kinko's Graphic
Corporation alleging that the na-
tional chain of photocopy stores vio-
lated the 1976 Copyright Act.
According to the Copyright Act,
copy stores may legally photocopy
materials if they obtain permission
from publishers.
"Our position, regardless of
whether we obtained permission, is
that all the copied materials fall
within Section 107, the 'fair use'
clause, of the copyright law," said
Kurt Koenig, vice-president, copy-
right and trademark counsel of
"As an educational aide to the
University, we have the right to
provide educational materials to col-
lege students and are not in violation Local artists take the o
of the law." and pasting at the Soutl
According to Carol Risher, lot better than plywood.
Director of Copyright for the M I
Association of American Publishers,
Kinko's made no attempt to obtain
permission to copy materials in this
particular case. AAPD stL
"In 12 separate instances,
Kinko's violated the copyright law BY MIGUEL CRUZ
which assures publishers the exclu- Two University studen
sive right to make copies," said on the Diag were assault
Risher. "The legislative history of area teen-agers earlier th
the Copyright Act states, 'in no according to Ann Arbo
event may copy be used to replace a reports. The youths aske
textbook'." tims for money, grabb
"If the publishers win the law- when they said they had n
suit, students will be hit the hardest. then hit and kicked the stu
Publishers won't gain any royalties ran when an onlooker call
because students will copy materials lice.
in the library," said Koenig. No arrests have been
As a state government institu- spread of youth gang vi
tion, the University can not be sued Ann Arbor has made identi
for copyright infringement laws in suspects in such cases in
federal court, said Jessica Litman, difficult.
Associate Prof. of Law and copy-
right expert at the University. "S.AVORYD A'ND
"It is unlikely that the court will " J.U AND
uphold Kinko's fair use defense," -Sheila
said Litman. "Secondly, they will
likely lose with such a defense be-
cause they are making a profit." x
Religion Prof. April DeConick
said, "I use coursepacks because they
provide me with material I can't get
anywhere else. If they're no longer
available, students might not do as-
signed reading."
The Association of American
Publishers brought the million dol-
lar suit on April 25, demanding a
permanent injunction and a change
0 in the store's photocopying prac-
On June 6, Kinko's submitted a
written response to the charges and
denied all allegations of copyright

The Michigan Daily-Friday, June 16,1989-Page 3
Concern rises
over LSA dean
While the LSA Dean's Search "We're looking for someone
Committee has presented three willing to work with student groups
names to University Provost Charles more than the last dean," said Cole-
Vest and the University's Board of man.
Regents, many students are express- Coleman predicts the new dean
ing concern about the replacement of will be chosen from within the
outgoing Dean Peter Steiner. University-following the selection
"(Steiner) was part of the prob- trend of recent administrators,
lem as opposed to part of the solu- including the president and provost.
tion," said Pam Nadasen, LSA se- For example, President James Dud-
nior and member of the United erstadt was previously provost and
Coalition Against Racism. engineering dean.
Last year students staged a sit-in Two possible candidates for the
at the Dean's office, demanding an deanship are Political Science Prof.
apology for Steiner's racist state- Edie Goldenberg and Prof. Robert
ments. Weisbuch, chair of the English de-
Nadasen said Steiner was not partment, as reported by the Ann
open to the concerns of minority Arbor News. High-ranking faculty
students and has a poor record of members would neither confirm nor
bringing people of color into the deny this report.
University. She said she hopes the "I think (Weisbuch) would be
new dean will be more in touch with sensitive to racial incidences. He's
the needs and goals of people of no Steiner," said one teaching assis-
color. tant within the English department
"We expect the next dcun to be who wished to remain anonymous.
committed to increasing the recruit- Since the beginning of
ment and retention rate of students December the LSA Dean Search
and faculty of color," said Nadasen. Committee, comprised of eight
The Michigan Student faculty and two students, has been
Assembly also hopes that the new recruiting and interviewing possible
dean will have "more of an open candidates through a nation-wide
door policy," said John Coleman, affirmative action search. The
Engineering and LSA senior and regents will make their decision in
MSA student counselor. July.

pportunity to put together a mix of painting
h University construction site. It's a whole
ents attacked;
arts special unit
In response to similar "recurring
ts sitting problems," said Ann Arbor Police
ed by six Sergeant Michael Zsenyuk, the de-
is month, partment has established a "special
wr police problems unit," composed of five se-
d the vic- lected officers.
ing them Zsenyuk said the team's efforts
one. They will not be focused on any particular
dents, but area of Ann Arbor. Traditionally,
ed the po- however, the type of incidents the
unit was established to address have
made. The occurred in the central campus and
olence in Liberty Street areas.
fication of The University's Department of
creasingly Public Safety was unable to locate
its records of the Diag incident.
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