84 GMAT Scores Cancelled For Students Who Used 'Copyright Infringing' Test Prep Site
from the seems-to-be-an-overreaction dept
Furthermore, it's not clear why the website in question, Scoretop, should be held responsible for the actions of its users. You would think that it would be somewhat protected by the DMCA's safe harbors. However, GMAC not only won the copyright infringement lawsuit, but was also given access to Scoretop's logs. That seems ridiculous, and an invasion of the privacy of those who were simply signing up to do some test prep. And, now, to top it all off, GMAC has canceled the GMAT scores of 84 individuals who used the site and notified all the schools to which the scores had been sent.
Hopefully, the schools recognize that GMAC is overreacting and choose not to rescind any admissions -- but I'm sure some will probably do so. This seems pretty extreme for folks who were engaged in pretty standard test preparation. They weren't "stealing" the exam or anything, but among tons of other test prep questions, would get to see some "live" questions that might possibly show up on the exam. All around this seems like a highly questionable decision, both from the legal standpoint, and then GMAC's followup reaction.