What can I do if I find my intellectual property on a note-sharing site like Course Hero?
At Queen’s, instructors own the teaching-related intellectual property that they create. Examples of these types of materials include lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations, lab manuals, syllabi and streamed lectures.
If you find your teaching materials on a site like Course Hero, you can send a request to have the materials taken down. Course Hero includes information on how to submit a request here: https://www.coursehero.com/copyright.php
If you would like more information, Cornell has compiled a Copyright Information Centre webpage that includes tips for finding your copyrighted materials online and submitting notices requesting that your intellectual property be removed. They also include a sample copyright notice that can be used as a template.