Intellectual Property Policy

Intellectual Property Policy

Updated on May 27, 2016

EdStep fully protects Your Intellectual Property, but you can also use the Service to share with others by applying the Creative Commons licensing, The EdStep Intellectual Property Policy enables You, as the owner of the Intellectual Property, to protect or share this property as you prefer.

EdStep Public Policy


EdStep is an application that is tightly coupled to, an open, non profit platform that allows users to create, store, share and reuse open learning resources. If You decide to share Your Submitted Content with The Public, you can use as a free service.


EdLib allows users to license the Content for sharing using Creative Commons. All Content that the Author intends for copy, remix, end redistribution to Instructors or Users will have to be licensed using Creative Commons.

By default, all content and courses are not listed on the Edlib Marketplace and therefore not available for other Users. If You choose to distribute Submitted Content or Courses to others Users, You have two options: The default license, The Edlib licence, is described in the Terms of Use and this will grant the users access to your Submitted Content through the Service. You can add additional permissions to the Submitted Content by attaching a Creative Commons License. By sharing Submitted Content with a Creative Commons License You allow other users to make copies of Your Submitted Content. If You later decide to subtract the Creative Commons License from Your Submitted Content or to unpublish or delete the Submitted Content, this action will only have an impact on Your copy of the Submitted Content: Later copies will remain legally licensed with the original licence, and even You as the original licensor may be infringed to republish the submitted Content under a new license.



EdStep respects the intellectual property of others and takes the protection of copyrights and all other intellectual property very seriously, and we ask our instructors, students and other users of our website and services (the “Site”) to do the same. Infringing activity will not be tolerated on or through the Site.
EdStep’s intellectual property policy is to (a) remove material that EdStep believes in good faith, upon notice from an intellectual property owner or their agent, is infringing the intellectual property of a third party by being made available through the Site, and (b) remove any Submitted Content posted to the Site by “repeat infringers.” EdStep considers a “repeat infringer” to be any User that has uploaded Submitted Content to the Site and for whom EdStep has received more than two takedown notices compliant with the provisions of 17 U.S.C. 512(c) with respect to such Submitted Content. EdStep has discretion, however, to terminate the account of any User after receipt of a single notification of claimed infringement or upon EdStep’s own determination.


If you believe that any content made available on or through the Site has been used or exploited in a manner that infringes an intellectual property right you own or control, then please promptly send a “Notification of Claimed Infringement” containing the following information to the Designated Agent identified below. Your communication must include substantially the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the work(s) that has/have been allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of works or materials being infringed, or, if multiple works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
  • Identification of the specific material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit EdStep to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit EdStep to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

You should consult with your own lawyer and/or see 17 U.S.C. 512 to confirm your obligations to provide a valid notice of claimed infringement.