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10 Ways To Protect Your Online Courses From Downloads and Piracy

You’re all excited to grow your online academy, until a big question stops you. “What if someone downloads or pirates my online courses?” And, suddenly, all your free flowing excitement is crushed in fear. And you worry “ How can I protect my online course contents? ” Let’s be honest. Stopping content piracy is complex,…

You’re all excited to grow your online academy, until a big question stops you. 

“What if someone downloads or pirates my online courses?” 

And, suddenly, all your free flowing excitement is crushed in fear. 

And you worry “ How can I protect my online course contents? ” 

Let’s be honest. Stopping content piracy is complex, and most likely is out of your expertise. 

Don’t worry. That’s where we at Learnyst can help you. Here’s how: 

We will encrypt your contents. Which means, your contents can’t be downloaded or pirated. 

And, you will have complete control of your students. Only students you authorize will access your contents. 

If selling courses online is your dream, our top 10 security features can probably make it a reality. 

Here are 10 ways we at Learnyst  protect your online contents on your websites and mobile apps. 

1. Prevent videos downloads – with DRM Encryption

Imagine, how nice it would be if your contents are used only by users or devices you authorize? 

That’s what DRM or digital rights management will do for you. 

Basically, using DRM we will encrypt your digital contents & transfer it in a secure way to authorized users and devices.

Additionally, all encrypted courses are kept on secure Amazon S3 servers that can only be used by authorized users.

If someone downloads your video, with plugins like Internet download manager, the encryption will stop the download from happening. In short, your videos will be downloadable.

2. Prevent Screen recording tools on Mobile 

On Learnyst powered mobile apps your course contents are also protected from screen recording tools.  

Here I am trying to record my phone app screen using a screen recording tool xRecorder. 

As I play my screen recording video, the app screen appears in black and only the screens outside the app are captured. 

3. Stop Screen recording on Desktop Devices

Same way, on desktop devices, Learnyst offers L1 DRM encryption. 

By enabling L1 DRM, your courses will play only on native web browsers. And on native browsers, screen recording will be restricted. 

So, for example, if you use a windows based laptop or PC, your videos will play only on the Edge browser. Students can’t play the videos on chrome or Firefox. 

So, here I am recording a video course on a website with a screen recorder. When I play the recorded video, I will only get a black screen without any video display. 

4. Watermark Your Contents

You can create dynamic watermarks for your course contents with learner verified email and phone number.

With their name and number on public display, piracy can be brought down to a large extent. 

So far, we have addressed how to protect your online courses from download and screen recording. 

But that’s not just the only way to access your content, right? 

What if students share their credentials with friends? Let’s see how your contents are secured in such a case. Let’s go to the next feature. 

5. Restrict Learners To Single Devices

On mobile apps, the single device restriction feature locks a learner to a single phone device. 

So, even if your learner shares their login credentials to their friends, unauthorized learners  can’t login to the app. 

6. Restrict Parallel Logins on Multiple Devices

On web apps, the parallel login restriction prevents students from logging into 2 different devices at the same time. So, simultaneous access with the same id is not possible. 

From your school’s admin dashboard, you can allow learners to login from several devices or limit their access to a single device.

7. Enable OTP authentication for Login

You can also mandate a 2 step password+OTP authentication for student logins. The additional OTP makes it difficult for unauthorized students to login and access your online course contents. 

You can enable the anti piracy pack option from the Learnyst dashboard and enable the OTP for login option.

 8. Track Student Device Ip’s

You can also track student device ip’s from your admin dashboard. If there are frequent device logins from different ip’s you can warn such learners or even revoke their access to the course. 

9. Watch time restriction 

To enhance your online course security further, you can set a fixed watch hour limit for your courses.

This prevents students from sharing their credentials with their friends as their individual watch hour limit is limited.

10. Secure streaming for live class

Just like your recorded videos, your LIVE classes & the live class recording will also be encrypted & streamed securely to your students. 

So, these were the 10 ways to protect your online courses from any form of downloads or piracy. 

Your contents will always belong to you and won’t be used by Learnyst for any other purposes. 

Lastly, don’t let the worry of content security stop you from selling your online courses. With these top 10 security features you will be able to sell courses securely from your own website & apps. 

Start your free trial and experience the best protection for your online courses from Learnyst. See you soon, bye.

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