“Pasta do Professor” legal course packs reach half a billion content pages sold
Por Iona Teixeira Stevens – PublishNews Brazil
Pasta do Professor, or “Professor’s Folder,” is a pioneering initiative to fight book piracy among university students in Brazil by offering an affordable and legal alternative to the widespread habit of book photocopying. The project began in 2007 and has today 34 associated publishers. They make their content available in fragments on the project’s website, university professors then create “folders” on the internet according to the course bibliography. Finally, students and readers in general can buy the folders, without copyright infringement and printing costs. “Students only use a small part of the book’s content, so, regardless of the book’s price, it is expensive for them” explains Bruno De Carli, director of the Pasta do Professor.