The idea of finding your hard work available on a third-party platform is frustrating and this is a concern that Udemy takes seriously. We want to take this opportunity to share some insights on what Udemy’s efforts to fight piracy look like thus far.
In a continued effort to combat piracy, as many may already be aware, we have expanded our partnership with a new anti-piracy vendor, Corsearch. Through this partnership, any instructor can reach out to Corsearch if they discover their course(s) being offered on a third-party platform(s) without their permission. Instructors can fill out the Piracy Reporting Form. Upon receipt of the instructor's piracy report, Corsearch will file a legal notice called a “takedown notice” to major search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing to stop the traffic from reaching the pirated content. Removing the pirated links from search engines allows prospective students to instead be pointed toward legitimate publications on Udemy or your own site.
While the specific courses eligible for the program will vary over time, just as before, we have a Piracy Detection Program which is designed to ensure coverage globally for the courses which are exclusive to Udemy and are the highest-trafficked paid courses on Udemy. Under Corsearch, we have increased our course coverage more than before! If you are unsure as to whether or not your course is covered under our current Piracy Detection Program or would like us to review your eligibility in the program, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.
Corsearch will proactively and regularly monitor major search engines for any piracy-related versions of your Udemy course(s), and send removal notices on the instructor’s behalf if the pirated versions of the Udemy course(s) is found on the top major search engines. To learn more about the Piracy Detection Program or the piracy measures we are currently enforcing, please refer to our Help Center articles and the Intellectual Property Policy.
We hope this information helps in better understanding the steps we are currently taking to combat piracy. We appreciate your continuous feedback and support of all our learners and instructors. Don't hesitate to reach out to us directly at email@example.com with any additional questions you may have- the team will be more than happy to assist you.