11 Ways To Protect Your Intellectual Property in Online Courses

Editor’s note: the following article is for informational purposes only. Please consult a qualified legal professional before relying solely on the advice shared below.

Content. It’s the lifeblood of every information and education-based business. It shows the world your expertise, gives your brand it’s voice and brings in your business income. Naturally, it deserves protection.

But how do you manage the protection of your intellectual property (IP), especially given the realities of the internet’s ‘sharing economy’? When even Hollywood, with their high flying lawyers can’t control illegal downloads, file sharing and piracy, how can you keep your IP safe as a content and course creator?

The realities of the internet:

Even with all of today’s technology, we simply cannot fully protect our IP. If it goes online, it’s at risk of getting stolen, copied or accessed by people who haven’t paid for it. That’s a fact. If people really want to get their hands on it, they will.

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