Yale Students Accused Of Copying Dating Site

from the flattery-or-plagiarism? dept

Well, here’s a legal test for the students at Yale’s law school… at what point does imitation cross the line from flattery to copyright infringement? Apparently, a group of Wesleyan students are accusing some Yale students of stealing content from their student dating service. The Wesleyan students set up a special dating site for Wesleyan students that tries to match up students by having them answer a series of questions. They’ve since sold the program to other universities, and even spoke with a group at Yale, though the discussions never went anywhere. Sometime after that, the Wesleyan students discovered a Yale dating site that looked quite similar and appeared to include many of the same questions used by the Wesleyan system.

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