Why the U is suing a New Zealand Web site

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“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.