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+ - Student takes his C to federal court-> 5

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Lucas123
Lucas123 writes "Brian Marquis, a 51-year-old paralegal seeking bachelor's degrees in legal studies and sociology, filed a 15-count lawsuit in US District Court in Springfield, Mass. in January after a teaching assistant graded a political philosophy class on a curve and turned Marquis's A-minus into a C. The court dismissed the case this week, but Marquis is now considering an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals. "This is an issue where the empirical data was quite clear and convincing to any reasonable mind that my performance was well within a higher range," he said."
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Television

+ - Family Guy Sued For Copyright Infringement 4

Submitted by Joe the Lesser
Joe the Lesser (533425) writes "Music publishing house Bourne Co. is suing Fox over the use of the song 'When you wish upon a star' which was parodied in the Family Guy episode entitled 'When You Wish Upon A Weinstein'. The episode contains a musical number entitled 'I Need a Jew' which the lawsuit called a thinly veiled copy of the music from "When You Wish Upon a Star," accompanied by new anti-Semitic lyrics. In the 67 years since its debut, the song has been recorded by more than 100 artists and orchestras, however, Bourne claims that "With its theme of wholesome hopefulness, the song has gained worldwide status as a classic. By associating Bourne's song with such offensive lyrics and other content in the episode, defendants are harming the value of the song.""

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