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§ 20-2003-F. Publisher requirements

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: November 17, 2010

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XX-F. Course Materials at Institutions of Higher Education
Effective: November 17, 2010
24 P.S. § 20-2003-F
§ 20-2003-F. Publisher requirements
(a) Pricing information disclosure.--When a publisher provides a faculty member or entity in charge of selecting course materials at an institution of higher education with information regarding a college textbook or supplemental material, the publisher shall include, in writing or electronically, the following:
(1) The price at which the publisher would make the college textbook or supplemental material available to the campus bookstore of the institution of higher education.
(2) The copyright dates of the three previous editions of the college textbook or supplemental material, if any.
(3) The substantial content revisions made between the current edition of the college textbook or supplemental material and the previous edition, if any.
(4) Whether the college textbook or supplemental material is available in any other format, including paperback and unbound, and the price at which the publisher would make the college textbook or supplemental material in the other format available to the campus bookstore of such institution of higher education.
(b) Unbundling of college textbooks from supplemental materials.--
(1)(i) A publisher that sells a college textbook and any supplemental material accompanying the college textbook as a bundle shall also make available the college textbook and each supplemental material as separate and unbundled items, each separately priced.
(ii) This paragraph shall not apply to an integrated textbook.
(2) A publisher is not required to make available supplemental items developed by a third party and that, by third-party contractual agreement, may not be offered by the publisher separately from the college textbook.
(c) Custom textbooks.--When a faculty member or entity in charge of selecting course materials at an institution of higher education directs a publisher to compile a custom textbook, the publisher shall provide, in writing or electronically, prior to accepting an order for the custom textbook, the price at which the publisher would make the custom textbook available to the campus bookstore.

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1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XX-F, § 2003-F, added 2010, Nov. 17, P.L. 996, No. 104, § 21, imd. effective.
24 P.S. § 20-2003-F, PA ST 24 P.S. § 20-2003-F
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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