A few months ago, a reader forwarded a link to a news story about an online textbook publisher whose publisher is facing criminal charges for publishing a textbook that includes an incorrect depiction of an animal, the Harvard Law School’s website.
The website was not listed as the publisher of the book, but the publisher is listed as Law School Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Cambridge, Mass.-based Cambridge Academic Publishers, according to the Massachusetts attorney general’s office.
The publication of the textbook is also the subject of an investigation by the attorney general.
According to a press release from the attorney chief’s office, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office has been informed of an alleged copyright infringement and is actively investigating this matter.
It says the investigation has “focused on whether the copyright in the Cambridge University Law School, a textbook published in September, may have been infringed by a third party who, at this time, has not been charged with any wrongdoing.”
The website of Cambridge University law school is currently unavailable, but in recent weeks, it has been a popular place for students to access the school’s resources, including online resources for the college’s students, alumni, faculty and alumni network.
The publisher’s lawyer, Michael McBride, told ABC News that the publisher had not been named in the criminal complaint.
He said the publisher has filed a motion to suppress.
“We believe it is inappropriate for the attorney to be in the position of being required to make the information public, which would violate our legal rights,” McBride said.
The Cambridge Law School website has been updated several times since the news of the arrest first surfaced, and the school says it will update the page in the coming days.
A university spokesman said the university was cooperating fully with the criminal investigation.
Cambridge is a small university that attracts some of the country’s best law school graduates.
In 2013, the school won a Pulitzer Prize for the best law education program in the country.
The news of an arrest comes at a time when other prominent universities, including the University of Texas, are grappling with rising crime and an increase in online publishing.
Last month, the University at Buffalo was rocked by an online hacking group that stole the personal information of more than 500,000 students and faculty members.
The university’s chancellor resigned, and university officials were later forced to hire outside investigators to examine the hack.
The FBI has launched a criminal investigation of the hack, which is being conducted by the New York FBI and the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security.
On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump said he would appoint a new director of the FBI and asked the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to look into the Boston attack.
He also tweeted that the university should fire the book’s publisher.
In a statement, Law School Press, which publishes the law school’s textbooks, said the school was “aware of the pending criminal investigation and is working with the appropriate authorities.”
The publisher, Cambridge Academic, said in a statement: “We have not been contacted by the FBI or the Massachusetts AG and are cooperating fully.
Law School Publications was aware of the criminal inquiry and is cooperating fully.”
ABC News’ Alexi Harnden contributed to this report.