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. What they don't know is that StudySoup prohibits the selling of materials created by them and that our main goal is to help students succeed by finding good study materials online and getting compensated for posting such helpful notes.
As emphasized during the online intro session, 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 is prohibited. We do not tolerate copyright infringement, plagiarism, or cheating of any kind - and this is why we have quality checks for posted materials
We solely accept content created by students, as this is considered the 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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