ShareLearn, a YouTube channel that uploaded a video explaining a technique to access 6,000+ Udemy courses for free, was forced to pull down the video by YouTube after Udemy sent a DMCA notice. In its notice, Udemy has complained about a copyright infringement since the video used its logo.
Free Udemy Courses YouTube Video, Pulled Down
Udemy, the online learning platform with over 35 million students, 57,000 instructors, and 400 million courses, has recently partnered with Gale to offer free courses for upskilling the eligible learners. This partnership offers students at various universities to access over 6,000 Udemy courses for free!
This worked with only some institutions and required valid credentials to log in to the connected public library website initially.
Since this offers free education to many, ShareLearn, a YouTube channel, had thought of explaining this to everyone. Thus, they uploaded a video explaining this technique.
They talked about accessing the gale.udemy.com initially, with the San Francisco library as an example, and continued explaining the process of ultimately accessing the courses through the Udemy portal. While this all seemed good, Udemy has struck YouTube with a DMCA notice asking to take down the video.
This is because ShareLearn has used Udemy’s logo in their video, which infringes its copyrights, claims Udemy.
Though ShareLearn mentioned in the disclaimer that the video was not affiliated to Udemy, it didn’t spare. Eventually, YouTube complied with this request and pulled down the video.
While this satisfied Udemy, ShareLearn filed a counter-notice to YouTube to restore the video, saying it’s under fair usage policy.
Further, ShareLearn claims to have asked Udemy the questions of why it didn’t want this method to be publicized, to which Udemy denied explaining and stood firmly on removing the video at last.
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