I was going to ask for facts and figures, not just supposition, then saw this …
“ The good news is, the good actors in the Udemy system are much greater than the bad. On average, over 15,000 courses are uploaded to Udemy per year. So far in 2015, we have received 125 DMCA notifications as well as 45 “Hey, this looks weird maybe you should look into this,” notifications. Our copyright team has looked into every one of these complaints.” https://blog.udemy.com/maintaining-the-integrity-of-our-udemy-community/
So Rob, I guess I’m confused. Tell me again how Udemy is profiting from pirated courses? How many courses and how much money are we talking about?
Honestly, your post sounds more like a rant than a thoughtful, well researched article. And, unless I’m missing something here, I think your rant tells us more about you than it does Udemy.