How to Protect your Online Course

How to Protect your Online Course

Worried about:

Unauthorized users, sharing login information, sharing downloads and materials, screenshots and screen recordings, selling on third party sites or as their own product? 

There are a few steps you can put into place to protect your online course.

  1. Password Protection

Use a login system to keep out unwanted ‘guests’.

You can either set up password protected pages on your website, or use a third party ‘membership’ system, such as kajabi. 

However, this doesn’t protect from users sharing the information via screenshots or recordings; or from sharing downloadable materials with friends.

2. Course Policies

This is a piece of text you can add to your checkout that will protect the course.

It means that when people buy the course from you, they agree that it won’t be shared or used without your permission. 

This gives you legal recourse against any unauthorized use. So if you see sharing or selling happening, you can sue them to stop.

3. Copyright

This is the strongest level of protection you can get- a copyright protects you as the sole owner of the online course and allows you to stop copycats. 

With a copyright, you’ll be able to send cease + desist letters to legally demand that people stop sharing or using your course.

You can also shut down third parties (such as websites) that are sharing your course without permission, as a copyright violation.

See the Online Course Policies Contract

You’ll protect against third party sharing and copycats. 

Your course materials (slides, videos and handouts) remain confidential

Plus it’s affordable ($49) and everything you need to protect your online course.