University of Phoenix Wins Settlement on Academic Integrity, Continues Fight
against External Market for Academic Cheating
PHOENIX -- July 1, 2013
As part of its continuing effort to protect the integrity of its academic
programs, University of Phoenix® today announced a settlement of the copyright
lawsuit it filed earlier this year against Chegg, Inc., owners of the website
http://www.studentoffortune.com. The lawsuit, filed in February in U.S.
District Court in New York, alleged violations of the University’s copyright
protection over its course materials and was part of the University's
continuing effort to combat cheating.
"We have negotiated a settlement with Chegg that includes increased monitoring
technology for the Student of Fortune website to protect the academic content
and intellectual property rights of the university, as well as monetary
compensation," said Dr. Bill Pepicello, President of University of Phoenix.
"This settlement sends a clear message that the University of Phoenix will
aggressively guard its intellectual property rights and will take appropriate
steps to protect the academic integrity of the university and the reputation
of its many successful students and alumni."
The measures agreed to in this settlement will supplement the University’s
extensive internal system designed to enhance students' accountability for
academic integrity—as well as detect and deter plagiarism and cheating.
About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move
efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible
schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help
students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while
balancing their busy lives. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student
population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree
programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online
throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.
About Apollo Group
Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest private education providers
and has been in the education business for approximately 40 years. The Company
offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both
online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels
through its subsidiaries: University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, Institute for
Professional Development and College for Financial Planning. The Company
offers programs and services throughout the United States and in Latin America
and Europe, as well as online throughout the world. For more information about
Apollo Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, call (800) 990-APOL or visit the
Company’s website at http://www.apollogrp.edu.
University of Phoenix
Ryan Rauzon, 916-599-2911
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