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Thieves are stealing our articles.What can we do?


Internet thieves are laughing their heads off,all the way to the bank in many cases. All they need do is copy content, sit back and enjoy the rewards. What can authors/writers do to help stop this blatant criminal activity? DMCA filing doesn't work. Complaints don't work. Copyrighting doesn't work. What can we do?

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Mary Hyatt (mary615) says

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    There must surely be a technobrain out there who can come up with a copyright infringement button/icon. I publish original on 14th June, 17.49, under my name. Thief copies and posts 17.51. Surely they can stop this happening?

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    Ann Carr (annart) 3 years ago

    Great info; will have a look. At the same time will have a look at your profile! Thanks


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Judith Hancock (Judi Bee) says

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    Full of great content your answer. I'm barking up the wrong tree thinking that a technobrain can invent a true authorship button to validate origianl work,with a unique password for the author.How do the secure pin number things work for banks? Help.


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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    I understand. But surely the techno brains can get to work on a copyright infringement button/icon...why can't they do this? If I publish on the 14th June 2013 on Alien Carrot Juice and someone tries to steal this article on the 15th June?


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Billie Kelpin says

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    Great story, with a twist. Thanks. The principle is the same, stealing. Some technobrain must invent a unique authorship button/icon. Author clicks on it, uses unique password, hey presto, article secure. Any resemblance to original is stopped.


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Audrey Selig (brakel2) says

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Suzette Walker suzettetaos (suzettenaples) says

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    Well done for the work but the thieves return like a recurring bad dream. Come on technowizards, get this issue sorted. Is it too great a problem to overcome - invent a copyright infringement icon, author clicks on it with unique password.Viola!


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Chitrangada Sharan (ChitrangadaSharan) says

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    I am so angry. I've been with HP for a year and this issue has been raging all that time, from years previous I bet. When is anyone going to do something about it? A techno wizard must be able to sort this mess. We're feeding thieves!!! Criminals.

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Chad Young (cyoung35) says

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    The hacking prevention scan sounds great and will be a deterrent to those who seek to do damage. If you could create similar scanning software for articles thieves would be put off!! Thanks for the comment.


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Michael Ward (CrescentSkies) says

3 years ago
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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    Thanks for the reply. This is only a temporary measure, the thieves will return in droves again. We need action from the web wizards to make copyright safe and beyond the reach of lowm life stealers.

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LensMan999 says

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    Thanks for the visit - Yes - we must deter these thieves as much as we can. Put copyright on articles, copyscape and any other tool/device to thwart the low life.

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    I see. I think this is an issue causing too much strife and damage. We need a technical solution involving copied material, or resemblance issues. Techno wizards please come forward, secure our original articles with a unique password and icon or?

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Lori J Latimer (LillyGrillzit) says

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Ann Carr (annart) says

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    That's good. Now my hubs are stolen I'm fuming and fed up. We need action from the techno wizards to clean up this criminal activity. Why bother writing when it can be taken, easily, and there's nothing we can do!!!!!! We need an answer.

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Dreamer at heart (starstream) says

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    Yes, you're right but I feel there are techno wizards out there who can find the solution. They can invent a true authorship icon which we as authors activate with a unique password...I hope someone can do this.

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Disillusioned (C.V.Rajan) says

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    Yes, there's a point but the principle remains. I also think more and more thieves will latch onto this easy game - if it's of no use to the thieves then why do they do it? Thieves prosper when nothing is done. Come on techno wizards, find a solution


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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    Stealing articles is a normal every day activity on the internet. I'd love to know the exact number being thieved and set up for traffic and reward which ought to be heading the author's way. Bad,bad. Technowizards please devise a true way forward.

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    Many thanks for the visit. It would be great to have a genius invent software that guarantees absolute safe publishing. One day it will happen but not in the foreseeable future!

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James Bowden (Jlbowden) says

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    Thanks for the reply but read through the appropriate forums. Many have filed DMCAs but they're not effective in the long run. Thieves just change the domain or whatever and you're back to square one. Easy for the criminal. What can we do?


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Subhas (pinto2011) says

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    Judith Hancock (Judi Bee) 3 years ago

    You wouldn't file a complaint with HubPages - they have your original. You file with the host of the plagiarist or, failing that, Google.

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Ana Maria Orantes (erorantes) says

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    Many thanks for your visit and comment. Yes, we have to do all we can to prevent stealing. The more we deter the more success we'll enjoy.

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    Thanks for replying. Thieves in my experience only thieve when it's worth their while!! Crappy sites must work or why do they do it? Some techno wizard MUST have a clue about a copyright infringement solution to this awful problem. I hope!!


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    Judith Hancock (Judi Bee) 3 years ago

    Our current thief is using scraping software to scrape HP content daily to spread across his 16 sites in an attempt to make money from hubbers' hardwork. There is no discernment, simply industrial scale plagiarism. I'm anything but flattered.


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Bill Russo (Billrrrr) says

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    There are forums ongoing about this awful situation.JudiBee a hubber has lots of info. I've seen 7 of my hubs on a tacky thief site this morning.I'm livid.How many more are out there? We need action fast.

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S K G Rao. (skgrao) says

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    The principle - stealing by cheats. I'd like a techno wizard to invent a unique authorship button, with unique password to secure articles. Any resemblance to original is somehow stopped. Is this a pipedream/impossibility?


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ANIL KUMAR UPADHYAY (AUPADHYAY) says

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 3 years ago

    Thanks for the comment and visit. Please look after your content, the fruits of the mind, and do what you can to deter the thief who cares nothing for us as human beings.

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