The unpleasant truth is that online piracy can't be stopped entirely, and any online content can be stolen, for example, even through screen recordings.

However, we want to do everything possible to prevent that, so here are a few common tips for you.

📹 Videos

  • First of all, Gurucan provides you with video protection. If you upload videos directly to Gurucan hosting, they are secure. Find out how exactly we do this here.

  • If you embed videos from YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia, those video hostings also provide protection.

  • Keep it personal: you can add your name, website URL, and photo on the footer. Not only is this effective in making your content more engaging, but it also prevents content piracy.

📁 Digital downloads

  • When you sell digital downloads, you have more ways to secure your content: you can use passwords, watermarks, and tools like Adobe to do it all for free.

🖼 Other visual content

  • When it comes to visuals, watermarking is your best friend. There are many ways to put them elegantly, and there are plenty of tools to help you out.

  • Put together different types of content: text blocks, images, videos, audio, etc. Make stealing your content difficult for potential thieves and, at the same time, make your students' experience fascinating.

  • The key to success is a dynamic and personalized experience: add quizzes, assignments, and other types of activities to engage your students; organize live sessions to make the education so unique that no one will want to share their credentials with friends. Make the interactions with your students and your personal feedback the most valuable part of the journey - such things are difficult to recreate.

  • Set the expiry date for the accessibility of your content. Try Challenges.

Moreover, Gurucan gives your student the visual progression of the courses they take, so it will be challenging to share the account with other people who didn't buy your products.

If you are more serious about content privacy, we suggest you also consider the following measures:

  • Register your Copyright.

  • Seek the advice of an attorney.

  • Use manual tools to track your content, such as Google Alerts and Copyscape.

  • Consider using professional piracy solutions like this.

  • Keep the evidence that your content is genuinely yours: mail all your content to yourself once it's ready to publish it, for example - in this way, you'll have the exact date your content was created. You will be able to present this evidence at court if you catch the thief yourself or if the thief disputes your claim.

We wish you safe work! ❤️

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