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Basic Books, Inc. v. Kinko's Graphics Corporation
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Eight book publishers sued Kinko's Graphics Corporation for copyright infringement, alleging that Kinko's violated their copyrights by photocopying copyright-protected materials to create university coursepacks. Kinko's unauthorized copying covered a wide range of materials including text, trade and professional books. Kinko's argued "fair use" but the court disagreed. All told, Kinko's paid almost $2 million in damages, fees and other costs.