High PSE cost behind textbook piracy in Toronto

January 12, 2009

According to a Toronto Star investigation, the high cost of university textbooks -- and PSE in general -- is driving local students and copy shops to violate federal copyright law. The Star found 10 copy shops near Ryerson University and the University of Toronto offering services to duplicate full textbooks. The underground photocopying industry in Canada costs publishers $75 million annually in lost revenue. A number of copy shops -- both large and small -- have been investigated in recent years on the matter of textbook piracy. Toronto Star