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zwei2stein writes: I found this question with far reaching implications in offtopic section of one forum: My economics teacher is forcing us to give up all of our work for the semester. Every page of notes, and paper must be turned over to her to be destroyed to prevent future students from copying it. My binder was in my backpack, and she went into my backpack, and took my binder. Is that legal? Besides of issue with private property invasion which was trigger of that post, there is much more important question: Can teacher ask student not to retain knowledge? Can school command pupils to become ignorant once again? How does IP law relate to teaching? Whose property are those notes?
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Teacher asking students to destory notes

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  • My math teacher my senior year of highschool did this to me. my solution. I typed everything from my notes onto my laptop every night so I still retain the notes and frankly much clearer to read than my chicken scratch that I returned back to him
  • In HS, I'm sure the answer is 'probably' in this day and age.

    In College, the answer is AYFKM?

    The situation as presented demands a moral answer of NO, especially the 'in my backpack' part. Speaking of that, the backpack thing makes me think this is a high school class. Several crimes were committed if we are talking adults in college.

    I'd like to meet the Prof or TA brave enough to go into my briefcase/book bag, YMMV.

"What the scientists have in their briefcases is terrifying." -- Nikita Khrushchev