Don't you love money grubbing professors?

waggy

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so HE charges you a $100 for a packet of a lectures or is it the school?

and is this a 1 time purchase or weekly?
 

bleuiko

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Get the whole class together, buy one packet and photocopy.. or a few of you.. more people cheaper it gets.
 

kogase

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Originally posted by: virtueixi
SUNY @ Stony Brook.

Hey, I was thinking of applying there, but I started to hear and read bad things about it. Most notably the professors in undergrad programs.
 

BigJ

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Originally posted by: virtueixi
SUNY @ Stony Brook.

What course? If you can drop the class I'd take the equivalent at NCC or SCC during the summer. Hell, even enroll for a night class.
 

Mo0o

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My professor bascially turned his entire powerpoint set into a 700page book. 40 bucks, yay...
 

BigJ

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Originally posted by: kogase
Originally posted by: virtueixi
SUNY @ Stony Brook.

Hey, I was thinking of applying there, but I started to hear and read bad things about it. Most notably the professors in undergrad programs.

The academics part of it is great. But there is absolutely no social life due to the vast majority of students being commuters.
 

BigJ

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Originally posted by: spidey07
yeah, dang him for making money of his ideas and knowledge.
:roll:

$100 bucks for a bunch of notes he probably jacked from other places? I think not.
 

spidey07

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Originally posted by: kogase
Originally posted by: spidey07
yeah, dang him for making money of his ideas and knowledge.
:roll:

Doesn't the University already pay him for that?

obviously not. It's his work and he should be able to charge whatever he likes.

then again I'm a capitalist so don't see anything wrong here.
 

virtueixi

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Originally posted by: waggy
so HE charges you a $100 for a packet of a lectures or is it the school?

and is this a 1 time purchase or weekly?


He gets them printed and sold through the school book store and a local textbook store. They are copied power point slides for the entire term.
 

kogase

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Originally posted by: spidey07
Originally posted by: kogase
Originally posted by: spidey07
yeah, dang him for making money of his ideas and knowledge.
:roll:

Doesn't the University already pay him for that?

obviously not. It's his work and he should be able to charge whatever he likes.

It was a rhetorical question.
 

virtueixi

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Originally posted by: spidey07
Originally posted by: kogase
Originally posted by: spidey07
yeah, dang him for making money of his ideas and knowledge.
:roll:

Doesn't the University already pay him for that?

obviously not. It's his work and he should be able to charge whatever he likes.

then again I'm a capitalist so don't see anything wrong here.


Except most of the pictures and diagrams he ripped from another textbook/sources. At least I can resell a textbook.
 

Reckoner

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If it's something extra to gain some additional knowledge of the material, then I wouldn't have a problem with this. If it's *essential* to the class, then that is total BS
 

Ricochet

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Originally posted by: bleuiko
Get the whole class together, buy one packet and photocopy.. or a few of you.. more people cheaper it gets.

Winner!

I bet the student evaluations at the end of the term would be an interesting read.
 

Ricochet

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Originally posted by: spidey07
yeah, dang him for making money of his ideas and knowledge.
:roll:

He shouldn't be in academia then. If you really have knowledge and the drive for money there are so many other professions to choose from.
 

Ulfwald

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I would be interested in knowing if he copied the pics and materials from copyrighted books without the express written consent of the publisher or author. If so, then he is guilty of theft, plagerism, and copyright infringement. How can he, in good faith, make money off of that?
 
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Originally posted by: Ulfwald
I would be interested in knowing if he copied the pics and materials from copyrighted books without the express written consent of the publisher or author. If so, then he is guilty of theft, plagerism, and copyright infringement. How can he, in good faith, make money off of that?

Easily?
 

spidey07

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Originally posted by: Ulfwald
I would be interested in knowing if he copied the pics and materials from copyrighted books without the express written consent of the publisher or author. If so, then he is guilty of theft, plagerism, and copyright infringement. How can he, in good faith, make money off of that?

References? As long as you list it you're fine.