UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX WINS SETTLEMENT ON ACADEMIC INTEGRITY, CONTINUES FIGHT AGAINST EXTERNAL MARKET FOR ACADEMIC CHEATINGBy : UOPX News | July 1, 2013
PHOENIX – July 1, 2013 — As part of its continuing effort to protect the integrity of its academic programs, University of Phoenix® today announced a settlement of the copyright lawsuit it filed earlier this year against Chegg, Inc., owners of the website http://www.studentoffortune.com. The lawsuit, filed in February in U.S. District Court in New York, alleged violations of the University's copyright protection over its course materials and was part of the University's continuing effort to combat cheating.
"We have negotiated a settlement with Chegg that includes increased monitoring technology for the Student of Fortune website to protect the academic content and intellectual property rights of the university, as well as monetary compensation," said Dr. Bill Pepicello, President of University of Phoenix. "This settlement sends a clear message that the University of Phoenix will aggressively guard its intellectual property rights and will take appropriate steps to protect the academic integrity of the university and the reputation of its many successful students and alumni."
The measures agreed to in this settlement will supplement the University's extensive internal system designed to enhance students' accountability for academic integrity—as well as detect and deter plagiarism and cheating.
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