Why the U is suing a New Zealand Web site

U to Web site: You're ruining the test

“We are concerned that the test responses are not valid when there has been prior exposure,” he said. “If they’ve seen it before, then the responses can be of questionable validity.”

— Stuart Hemphill, an attorney representing the University of Minnesota, on why the contents of the MMPI, a widely used psychology test developed at the U, shouldn’t be online.

The U filed a lawsuit yesterday claiming that a New-Zealand-based Web site violated copyright law when it posted the test.

Read MPR reporter Madelein Baran’s story on the matter here.