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Student finds term paper for sale online

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Blue Macellari wrote the term paper back in 1999 while studying abroad, so the Duke University graduate student didn't understand why it was found on someone else's Web site -- or why it was for sale.

Now, she's suing the operator of Web sites where she said her paper was offered for sale. She is seeking more than $100,000 for copyright infringement, invasion of privacy and damage to her reputation.

"They were pushing it, using it, making copies of it without authorization," said Macellari's attorney, Evan Andrew Parke.

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