Why is that weeks after I successfully got all of the text stolen from a hub and pasted on the Flickr site removed I still get a warning that my content has been duplicated and a link to the offending site?
It might still be cached in Google? I know that when you move content from another website to HubPages that you have to wait for Google to clear it from their cache or you will get that message. I don't know how to clear it but there is a way to do it. Hopefully someone who does know will come along shortly!
Hope that helps a little at least.
Thanks for the info. I only posted because it was a lot of trouble getting the stolen text removed and I thought it would mean that here the warning would be gone but I was wrong! btw the thief has posted at Flickr a sort of apology to me saying it "won't happen again." I should hope not! I am sick of people stealing my work!
Is this not something you can get cleared manually, Bard? Surely if you can show that your hub text was there first, a human moderator at HP could get rid of the warning! It's a pretty poor show if HP is protecting the rights of a thief over those of the original author.
I really don't know the answer but HP are not "protecting" the thief. They told me my work was stolen. and gave me a link to it. I assumed that having got the stolen text removed from Flickr and an email from Yahoo who apparently deal with policing all this saying that action had been taken, that it was all over and dealt with (yes, Flickr don't actually handle this sort of stuff but pass you on to Yahoo where you fill in a second complaint!), but I was wrong. The copyright infringement symbol still shows for the hub in question. I just get fed up of all this nonsense, especially when it's not as if there's a lot of money at stake!
Hubs are only checked or re-checked periodically, the (c) should go away eventually.
When your work has been copied like this, you aren't under any obligation to do anything; as the warning says "you not being penalized on HubPages". It's up to you to decide whether you want to pursue it or not.
I've had one that has been gone for months but it's still mentioned in Hubpages
Did you go to the bottom of the page re-run the 'check for violations'?
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