One of My Hubs Has a Twin

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Awareness, Awareness...thieves outside!!

What are you doing to honor your copyright rules?

I appreciate the opportunity HubPages has given us to write on-line. I also commend HubPages for protecting our rights of The First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

I have learned so much from HubPages' requirements, as well as follow ups from my husband Froggy213 that has been a HubPages writer for over five years. I am also learning from the unconditional tutorials of our loved hubber Bill Holland.

I understand that not all is perfect in this world. I do understand that rules are rules and I would love a solution unto this issue. This actual hub is my 200th hub written for HubPages, I never thought it would have been about thieves.

HubPages has encountered many changes, challenges and writers signing in, and disappearing also. There are some hubbers with many writings; others without one hub written. My concern is that many sites are very well protected from thieves. Sure, we all search definitions and content on the subject being studied, but one thing is to steal the whole writing like if it is a uselessness thing. What about the writers time, effort and private pictures?

The online world is wide, for this, action needs to be taken in-order to protect copy-right.

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The United States Copyright law

The United States copyright law is contained in Chapters 1 through 8 and 10 through 12 of Title 17 of the United States Code.

This law protects a work from the moment it was created in a fix, tangible form expression of expression, until not less than 70 years after the author's death.

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Crossing by Ferry the San Juan Bay

A hub I wrote titled Crossing by Ferry the San Juan Bay was copied from HubPages and is being presented in another site. I will not link the site, but I will show evidence just in case you want to see if you have one in Google Search.

The 'thief site' has many other stolen articles; at least they had the "thief dignity" of leaving my name on it. I will not excuse them by doing so, since they have advertisements on the website.....what does it mean? They gain money from something they have without permission. I’m stating that it is not about a phrase nor a sentence stolen, but the whole article with pictures and all.

Imagine you go out of your home, for whatever reason, and as you pass by someone else's house, it is identical from yours...yes!! The dog, furniture, husband...even kids.

After I saw this hub many others were found. We may write a complaint, but there is more to it. I protect my home from burglars...HubPages is our home and we need protection, because it is good to be here.

I don't appreciate an empty nest...do you?

The appearance of a stolen hub

Stolen hub from Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill, Lastheart
Stolen hub from Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill, Lastheart

Thieves

What's happening to people?

Oh, yes I use pictures from Google image, but those images are free to be used. I also usually link the photo even when it is permitted. A thief is a person who steals secretly. This is the person who stole my hub.

When I first identified my twin hub, it was not appearing in Google search at the beginning of the search list. Then I couldn't search for my hub unless from my own HubPage list. Now, it is appearing, after so much effort.

I will use this experience to alert others, as well. I will not delete this hub until something has been done to protect our writings from being literally stolen.

We all have free expression, and we all sit around the round table to expose what we want. Don't you daddy HubPages?

Evidence number one from Google search

My hub in Google Search
My hub in Google Search
My Hub in Google Search in another site
My Hub in Google Search in another site

Evidence Number two Stolen Hub

Depending on the search stolen hub
Depending on the search stolen hub

Foolishness

How interesting it is to witness some people's open disrespect. The funny part is...Do they really think we just write and don't search??? How foolish a thief's attitude! A foolish person is defined as one that lacks of good sense, judgment, or discretion. It is unwise. It is brainless.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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Solution

I would love a solution. Froggy213 is making some movements to help me with this. I want HubPages to honor their copyright rules. I want to give awareness to HubPage writers toward this situation. I want other sites to understand the wrong they do by stealing.

Personal Note to HubPages:

I have been working hard on my hubs, trying to make all those changes you email me. I have been working thorough all those circles (like Dalmatians and ping pong balls) I find in my statistic... I now ask:

What are you going to do with this issue? Will you guarantee us the commitment you state before we write a hub?

I have found more hubs in other blogs or sites, and I know that I am not the only one with this issue. This is a situation that ought to concern everybody online. I have found some of my hubs at least with my name on them also. It is just not right that from others' work...others' gain without permission.

Thanks, once again, HubPages; for letting us keep the right of free expression.

Ecclesiastes 4:9

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.

Blessings to all!


© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

Copyright: Forever Less One Day

© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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Froggy213 profile image

Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

I just filed a complaint via Google to remove them. Hopefully they lose their Adsense too.


Lastheart profile image

Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Heeyyy Frog thanks for your fast speeded help. I wonder what HubPages will answer me.


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sydneyspence 3 years ago from Austin Texas

One of my hubs was actually used in a hardcopy book ~ though my name is listed in the Works Cited section, it still would have been nice to have been notified my work was being used! I may have had my own plans for a book using my Hub! I've found other works of mine online which is part of the reason I've slowed writing with Hubpages because I don't make enough money here to be giving out my work for free! I only have this problem on Hubpages, nowhere else. A little disappointed to say the least.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

sydneyspence I do appreciate your contribution for this cause. HubPages is a good place to learn and I have found good hubbers. I do understand and agree with you about "giving out work for free".

I want HubPagers directors, owners or whatever, to know that I saw the same thing they are doing in StumbleUpon. Too many changes too fast without having consideration... Actually when they need us. I have seen many hubbers taking their works away. HubPages is not like StumbleUpon because here we are giving our thoughts, feelings and acknowledgment.

I mean if this is what they want...say so.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Here what I see as a big part of the problem. Some folks are working at a rate like 4$ for a 700 word piece. Well no one in a developed nation can live on such. But if you only take 4 minutes to search copy and paste. Well most people can live on 60$ an hour. So it is a systemic problem.

Correct me if I am wrong here. Only featured articles here are capable of using copyscape? So hub pages may be unwittingly advertising copy for stealing. Just some thoughts.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Ericdierker thanks! You have exposed a great thought. I been noticing so much. Sometimes it hurts even the thought of having our dignity stepped. Something weird is happening. Actually my hub collection in Pinterest is unavailable. I have been editing to spread them.

We the people are created by the only God biggest than everything else, we have wisdom...something wrong is happening.The ball is on HubPages court.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

thank you for the alert my hubs so far never had a twin.. yet...:)


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Frank Atanacio thanking you back for leaving a comment. How do we know if one has been copy, I found mine just by pure chance.

Hoping the best for you and the rest.


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The Examiner-1 3 years ago

You are one of several which I have read about on here that has had their Hub(s) taken by others. Usually it is on forums, this the first I have read it on Hub Hopper. That must be why that newsletter was talking about the copyright about a week ago. I added it to all of mine.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

The Examiner-1 thanks for the information. I new about the copyright very ;ate last night, I am working with it.


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The Examiner-1 3 years ago

Lastheart

You are welcome.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

This was brought to my attention just a moment ago. When other people are working for the same cause in different directions their work is unseen. Thanks to Writer Fox

http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/115428


The Examiner-1 3 years ago

Lastheart

I am not positive, but I believe that is one of the ones which I read about. It is not memorized though I think I recall parts of the address.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

The Examiner-1 ok thanks!


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Don't hold your breath for Hp to answer; their least concern now is for their writers it seems unless that one is doing their bidding on all turns. Pardon me if I am wrong but it has been my experience. Someone gave me a link once to a place where you can copy sections of your work and put it in a search to see if it is anywhere else but I have let it slide from my memory, sorry, maybe someone else will come in with it. Good luck and thanks for sharing.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Thanks Jackie Lynnley I will not hold my breath for Hp to answer.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Check this out, another of my hub accidentally found in another site ( jnzu dot com )...There are more from other hubbers. By the way the person is copying and pasting the articles.

http://lastheart.hubpages.com/hub/One-Y … -Froggy213

Hubpages does not want to answer...how sad after so much work! I like HubPages, but why did my forum explanation disappeared? http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/115426


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

OMG! I've been victimized too much a time. Some even Google Translate it and others really post it via their sites. (Sighs). Thieves are often earning much than us, writers of HubPages.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

travel_man1971 yes, thieves, but.....

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