Chapman University professor sues students after finding exams online

The instructor does know identities of the defendants but those who enrolled in his business course would have had access to exams found on Course Hero.

An Orange County professor is suing his students for copyright infringement after finding portions of his exams on a website used for sharing study materials.

The lawsuit was filed Friday on behalf of Chapman University Assistant Professor David A. Berkovitz, who is demanding a jury trial for the five unnamed defendants. KTLA was provided a copy of the lawsuit by Berkovitz’s lawyer, Marc Hankin.

According to the complaint, Berkovitz in January 2022 found portions of a midterm and final exam he created for his spring 2021 business course on Course Hero, a website where students can access study materials for specific schools and courses.

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