Unauthorized sale of course notes

To: UCSC Undergraduates

From: Mark Cioc, Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

It has come to our attention that students may mistakenly believe that UCSC is partnered with the company Notehall.com.  Please be advised that the campus is not affiliated in any way with Notehall.com or its related site mynotejob.com.

Please note that students may be disciplined for selling, preparing, or distributing course lecture notes for any commercial purpose, whether or not the student himself or herself took the notes.  The unauthorized sale of lecture notes (and handouts, readers or other course materials) is a violation of campus policies (Student Judicial Handbook, sections 102.17 and 102.018). Judicial action for violating campus policies may include disciplinary probation, suspension, or dismissal, which may have serious effects on your academic careers. The sale of classroom notes is also a violation of state law (Cal. Educ. Code, section 66450) and may be associated with civil penalties of up to $25,000 depending on the number of offenses.  It may also constitute copyright infringement subject to legal action.

Please do not confuse Notehall.com with the note taker program affiliated with the campus' Disability Resource Center (DRC). The DRC hires note takers for eligible students with disabilities who need notes for a specific class. See http://drc.ucsc.edu/about/employment/notetaker.shtml for more information.  Notehall.com is in no way affiliated with the DRC.

Thank you for your attention.