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Just reported a Flickr user for stealing my hub

  1. Bard of Ely profile image86
    Bard of Elyposted 4 years ago

    I recently found out that Flickr user had stolen all the text from a hub of mine and posted it under their photo at Flickr. I posted a comment there over a week ago asking them to remove it but this has been ignored.

    So I have just filed an Abuse report at Flickr against this user who has been stealing the traffic for my work as well as violating my copyright.

    1. Anti-Valentine profile image93
      Anti-Valentineposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I've seen plenty of copyright infringement there, especially with photos obviously, seeing as it is primarily a photo sharing/image hosting website.

      1. Bard of Ely profile image86
        Bard of Elyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It wasn't my photo they had stolen but my text!

        1. Anti-Valentine profile image93
          Anti-Valentineposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I know. That's quite something. I haven't seen something like that before, but it's possible, as you found out! I'll mainly see text copied and pasted on forums, blogs, and articles. So this was in the description beneath the photo, then?

          1. Bard of Ely profile image86
            Bard of Elyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Yes underneath a photo of a flower. It does give the link to my hub under the text but I found in Google search results that this thief got a much better ranking than I do! That really annoyed me seeing as I did a lot of work writing and publishing a hub just to find all the text stolen and posted elsewhere taking my much-needed traffic! And did they tell me or ask? No!

            1. mary615 profile image94
              mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I don't blame you...I'd be pretty annoyed too!  I hope you can force the person to delete your work.

              1. Bard of Ely profile image86
                Bard of Elyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Well, after posting a polite comment asking that they remove it in their comments section and waiting a week I have had enough!

                UPDATE: I just had this message back from Flickr: "Thank you for contacting Flickr Member Support.

                The Flickr team greatly respects the intellectual property
                of creators. Issues of infringement are handled for us by
                the specialists within the Yahoo! Copyright Team. Please
                click the "Copyright/IP Policy" link that's available in the
                footer of every page to reach your Yahoo! Copyright Team,
                where you will be able to file a Notice of Infringement.

                Thank you again for contacting us. If you have any other
                questions, please feel free to reply to this email.

                Regards,
                Flickr staff"

                So now I have had to do as suggested by them. I find that annoying too that Flickr won't deal with a problem on their own site but refer me to Yahoo to deal with it!

 
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