It is Course Hero's policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. In accordance with the DMCA, Course Hero has adopted the policy below toward copyright infringement. This page describes the procedure for raising copyright issues with Course Hero, including information that should be present in these notices pursuant to Section 512(c)(3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Course Hero reserves the right to (1) block access to or remove material that we believe in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our advertisers, affiliates, content providers, members or users and (2) remove and discontinue service to repeat offenders.

Remember that your use of Course Hero’s Services is at all times subject to the Terms of Use, which incorporates this Copyright Dispute Policy. Any terms Course Hero uses in this Policy without defining them have the definitions given to them in the Terms of Use.

How to file a notice of copyright infringement with Course Hero. To file a notice of copyright infringement with Course Hero, you will need to provide a written communication that sets forth the items specified below. Pursuant to Section 512(c)(3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, please use the following format (including section numbers):

  • 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)(A)(ii): Please identify the copyrighted work or list of works claimed to have been infringed.
  • 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)(A)(iii): Please provide us with the specific identification and location of the copyrighted work, including its URL on Course Hero. We need to make sure we properly locate the material you cited in Part 1.
  • 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)(A)(iv): Please provide us with your contact information (name, address, phone number, and email address). We need to make sure we can get in touch with you throughout the process to ensure that your claim is sufficiently addressed.
  • 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)(A)(v): Please provide a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. We need this statement and the following two items to help protect against the possibility of erroneous or mistaken notifications.
  • 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)(A)(vi): Please provide a statement that the information in your letter is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of the exclusive right to the identified work, or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right to the identified work.
  • 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)(A)(i): Please provide a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. In some instances, this may be you.
  • Once you have compiled the above information, please send it in a written communication via mail or email to:

    Course Hero, Inc.
    Attn: Brian Madigan, DMCA Complaints/Agent
    1700 Seaport Blvd., Suite 150
    Redwood City, CA 94063
    Fax: (408) 716-3204
    Email: dmca@coursehero.com


Once Course Hero receives proper bona fide infringement notification. Upon receipt of a proper notice of copyright infringement, Course Hero reserves the right to:

  • remove or disable access to the infringing material;
  • notify the content provider who is accused of infringement that Course Hero has removed or disabled access to the applicable material; and
  • terminate such content provider’s access to the Services if he or she is a repeat offender.

How to file a counter notice with Course Hero. If Course Hero does remove or disable access in response to a proper DMCA notice, Course Hero will promptly contact the content provider so that they may make a counter notification.

If the content provider believes that the material that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or the content provider believes that it has the right to post and use such material from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, the content provider may send Course Hero a counter notice as described below. Pursuant to Section 512(g) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, please use the following format (including section numbers):

  • 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3)(A): Please provide a physical or electronic signature with your written communication.
  • 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3)(B): Please identify each item you believe was mistakenly removed or disabled for access, and provide the location at which the material was previously located.
  • 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3)(C): Please provide a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief the material was mistakenly removed;
  • 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3)(D): Please provide your name, address, and telephone number. Under the DMCA, you also need to provide a statement consenting to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial address of your address. If you do not reside in the United States, please provide a statement consenting to jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California, and accepting service of process from the individual (or his or her agent) who placed the DMCA takedown request.
  • Once you have compiled the above information, please send it in a written communication via mail or email to:

    Course Hero, Inc.
    Attn: Brian Madigan, DMCA Complaints/Agent
    1700 Seaport Blvd., Suite 150
    Redwood City, CA 94063
    Fax: (408) 716-3204
    Email: dmca@coursehero.com


If Course Hero receives a counter notice, it may, in its discretion, send a copy of the counter notice to the original complaining party informing that person that Course Hero may replace the removed material or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider accused of committing infringement, the removed material may be replaced or access to it restored in 10 to 14 business days after receipt of the counter notice.