Just because you’re in a public school doesn’t mean you’ve forfeited copyright in your homework. Sounds to me like a recipe for a class-action lawsuit. These kids are complaining that they are afraid it might be a “violation of privacy,” whatever that means, but when the president of the company admits
The service has grown dramatically, Barrie said, and is now used by more than 6,000 academic institutions in 90 countries. Barrie, who is president and chief executive of iParadigms, said 60,000 student assignments are added to the database daily. He said no student has ever launched a legal challenge.
There will always be a first. And since minor children generally can’t enter into a contract without parental approval, I think it’s going to be the first of many lawsuits.