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Copyright Management of Course Materials: Searching for Reposted Course Materials

A Guide for Faculty

Searching for Reposted Course Materials

In some cases, posted course material is indexed by search engines. You can use the search engine to find the infringing material.

  1. If you have not yet done so, create a Google account. If you have a Google account, log into it for this process. You can create a new account just for this process or use a pre-existing one. To create a new account, go to Google's Create an Account page.
  2. Then go to the Google Alerts page.
    On this page, you can configure a search that will periodically report on the content that you are searching for. You can indicate how often it searches, how many results to report, and where you want the results delivered via email.