U of T, three professors sue Easy Group Inc for violations of Copyright Act

May 13, 2022
The University of Toronto and three faculty members are suing Easy Group Inc and related companies for violations of Canada’s Copyright Act. The lawsuit alleges that Easy Group, which is operated as Easy EDU, Easy Education, Easy 4.0, and ez4edu, routinely copies course material such as lecture slides, course syllabuses, tests, and exams and sells them to students as “coursepacks.” U of T says that the Easy EDU website indicates that it is selling coursepacks from many U of T courses, as well as courses from other institutions. The lawsuit alleges that the practice is exploitative, may lead students to unknowingly commit academic offenses, and makes it seem that U of T has authorized Easy EDU to distribute materials which are copyrighted by professors. Any funds obtained from the lawsuit will be put towards student academic support. U of T | The Varsity (ON)