What can I do if I find my intellectual property on a note-sharing or commercial study prep website?

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 one of these sites, you can send a request to have the materials taken down. If you would like more information, Brock University has a page on faculty owned materials 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.

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