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A Copied Packet At Over 600% Bookstore Profit

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Dear Editor, I realize that the high cost of textbooks is partially due to manufacturer hikeups. However, I recently purchased a copied packet of literary works for my English class for $22.75. At 31 pages this would only cost $3.10 and a little effort on my part, to create at the public library. The bookstore I’m sure has a copy machiene that does all the work for them after scanning the first copy of the packet. How is it possible that they are entitled to over 600% profit for simply selling the packet at their store? They may argue copywright laws but hasn’t ever professor reproduced some form of teaching aid to pass out to students? Isn’t the tuition increase, price of textbooks and parking pass enough revenue?

A Bamboozled Student

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A Copied Packet At Over 600% Bookstore Profit