Hi I do a Google and Bing search for my course name plus "download", "free" and inspect the entries in the first 10 pages or so. Some are legit, and could be affiliates so be really careful of those. Others are obviously dodgy sites, bulletin boards etc. I found that most sites will link to the same content on file sharing sites. There are about 5 main file sharing sites. Once you find the links, make a list and then so a DMCA request on the file sharing site page. Most sites have one. Most respond within about 48 hours or so. Once you kill the head of the snake - where the content is actually located then the pirate sites don't matter as they then link to dead links. Actually these pirate sites can act as a form of advertising as, dead links will frustrate any one looking for an easy picking.
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If you are a shareholder, and Udemy declares a profit, you will receive dividends like every other shareholder. So, what are you proposing that is different? Also, understand that under U.S. tax law, if you issue a dividend it is necessarily after tax paid on profit; and dividends must paid equally to all shareholders. Language is important in this case. "Profit" and "dividends" are legal terms that have significant consequences and regulation. I do not see Udemy declaring profit or issuing dividends for several years. I want them to re-invest all gross margin back into the expansion of the business which means greater sales for us instructors.
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