Note-sharing site Course Hero facing plagiarism, copyright complaints

April 17, 2015

Note-sharing website Course Hero is under scrutiny after academics and administrators at Concordia University and McGill University raised concerns about plagiarism and copyright infringements on the site. CBC Montreal Investigates found almost 100 textbook chapters and professors’ presentations when it examined the US-based website, including the lecture slides of Saif Ullah, a finance teacher at Concordia. Course Hero’s CEO Andrew Grauer defended the site, stating that the site does not tolerate plagiarism or copyright infringement and that they review any complaints made. The 2 institutions said they constantly remind students about the dangers of plagiarism. Concordia plans to establish an office of academic integrity to “further guide students.” CBC