The education publishers appreciate the importance of preserving the academic integrity of their testing and assessment materials.
Publishers combat the unlawful distribution of pirated Test Banks and Solutions Manuals using multiple strategies. Take down notices are often effective to remove infringing content quickly. For non-compliant sites, publishers take additional steps, such as sending cease-and-desist letters and bringing legal actions. Publishers also seek cooperation from service providers, such as search engines, payment providers, hosts, and domain name servers. Publishers have sued in federal court and successfully shut down for copyright violations dozens of sites selling testing content. More than 70 seized websites now feature the following notice:
In other instances, publishers have successfully sued and stopped so-called study sites from continuing to offer unauthorized copies of testing content. For example, see the EZNoteCards judgment and injunction (pdf).