Opening my Into to Marketing course pack, I found enclosed a red slip that reads (and yes, this is ALL in caps…):
ANY REPRODUCTION OF THIS COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
BREAKING THE LAW…
….PLEASE RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF THIS COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL AND YOUR ETHICS AS A STUDENT.”
Well, I say:
I understand that this material is copyrighted and should be paid for, but charging us $50 for a set of low quality paper photocopies you call “coursepacks” is too much (you actually charged $168 for my MOA coursepack, but I’m not going to get too into that because at least you didn’t put a “warning” slip in it). Even though $50 is a trivial amount compared to the over $50K tuition that we pay every year to attend this school, we still shouldn’t have to pay anything more for a course than the required text-books.
These photocopies should come with the course, free of charge. Or, at the very least, you can charge less for them. So please, uphold your ethics as a self-proclaimed non-profit academic institution, and don’t overcharge students. We are already on a very tight budget (you made us this way in the first place, by the way).