Thank you for this helpful response, Tim. It's so frustrating, isn't it? I've contacted the website host re: removal, contacted Udemy. I'll need to republish the courses to report the infringement through Udemy's reporting process as well, and then yes, I'll report to Bing and Google. I've had similar issues on my blog with content scraping. It's such a hassle, honestly. And this piracy site, it seems to be almost exclusively Udemy courses. Such a joke. I really do agree that Udemy could be more rigorous in not allowing anonymous sign-ups. As for continuing with Udemy, I'm not sure at this point. I also use Teachable, which I love, and have never had issues with. But it's about helping people, right. And Udemy is a great platform with which to expand your reach and help more people. I will think on the drip content idea, etc. Thank you again! Sabrina
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I just had the same thing happen. Uploaded several courses very recently. Had a student enroll in two of those courses, then suddenly disappear from enrollment. No sale made. Today I found both courses on a piracy website. I'm currently dealing with that. In the meantime I have unpublished all of my courses. I will most likely remove them all from Udemy, and just continue to sell on my own platform as I have been. I am appalled at how quickly and easily someone was able to steal courses that were not downloadable.
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