There are a number of course sharing websites that specialise in the uploading, sharing and selling of academic works such as lecture notes, course outlines and old exam papers. Examples of such websites include:
- Nexus Notes
- Student VIP
In accordance with the UNSW's Intellectual Property Policy, course materials such as lectures notes that are produced by UNSW staff during the course of their employment, belong to UNSW. Therefore uploading and sharing such course materials on these websites constitute a copyright infringement.
If the content provider is an American company, as is the case with CourseHero, then the claim should be labelled as a DMCA notice (under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act).