Testing organization ACT settles court case over copyright infringement

A major testing provider has settled a longstanding copyright infringement lawsuit with a former business partner centered in a dispute over their assessment products.

ACT sued Worldwide Interactive Network in 2018, alleging WIN Learning had directly copied key segments of its career-readiness assessments and then used that material to market and sell their own product.

This month, a Tennessee federal jury sided against ACT on all copyright infringement counts, and awarded its rival $5.6 million in damages, according to court documents.

The two companies have since reached a settlement that resolves “all issues between them,” Teresa Chasteen-Dunn, WIN Learning’s CEO, said in a statement.

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