Sunday, December 6, 2015

Udemy faces criticism for profiting from pirated online courses - Amar Toor, the Verge

Udemy, an online learning service, has come under criticism for selling pirated courses. The controversy began this week, when security specialist Troy Hunt discovered that one of his courses on ethical hacking was available on Udemy under another author's name. As The Next Web reports, the video had been edited to remove Hunt's introduction at the beginning, but was otherwise unchanged from the version available on Pluralsight, the video's copyright holder. On Udemy, the pirated course was available for £37 ($56). Udemy removed the video after Hunt flagged it on Twitter, though it remained available for at least 12 hours after the company replied to him. Critics say online learning service doesn't do enough to police copyright violations

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