Amazon’s Education Hub, Inspire, Keeps ‘Sharing’ A Secret

Amazon has quietly re-opened a previously-controversial sharing feature of a platform called Amazon Inspire, that allows anyone to add to its directory of online educational materials. Just after Amazon Inspire first launched in 2016, some teachers complained that other users had uploaded their materials without permission. opened the site without a system in place to review whether users were violating copyright when they uploaded materials Amazon officials took down the offending content and pledged to quickly put a review system in place. The company restoring the sharing feature at the end of summer 2017, with no press release. When asked what system the company has put in place to review copyright violations, we take copyright infringement very seriously and have put proactive and reactive measures in place to address it in addition to being clear in our terms and conditions -Stephany Rochon.

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