There are those rare instances that professors, who don't really know much about StudySoup, talk to our Elite Notetakers. They initially think that StudySoup encourages cheating. In fact, what they don't know is that, StudySoup prohibits the selling of materials created by them, and that the main goal of StudySoup is to help students who upload notes, and students who download notes.
All materials posted in StudySoup must be original materials created by the student posting the materials. Posting of materials created by professors or copyrighted materials from textbooks are prohibited. We do not tolerate copyright infringement, plagiarism, or cheating of any kind. We have a strict policy against any such material.
We solely allow the posting and using of content that has been created by students and is thus that student’s intellectual property. For decades, students have been sharing their class notes and study guides, StudySoup really is just providing a digital platform for students to be able to share this content with one another in a similar fashion.
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