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Plagiarized Content

  1. DIYweddingplanner profile image88
    DIYweddingplannerposted 4 years ago via iphone

    Wow, just found one of my articles plagiarized almost word for word by a writer named Sharon Jones on Examiner.com. The funniest part in her bio is she claims to be a "devoted Christian"! Guess she missed the "Thou shalt not steal" part!

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Definitely report her to Examiner.com and file a DCMA.

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image88
        DIYweddingplannerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Left her a comment and sent examiner an e-mail, too. Never have filed a DCMA, but I guess I'm going to learn how now!

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          writeronlineposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Do it soon, DIY, before our illustrious HP moderators slam *you* for duplicate content.. smile

          1. DIYweddingplanner profile image88
            DIYweddingplannerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            WOL, my hub was written months before she "wrote" hers, but yes, the DCMA is in the works right now. Most of my stuff is so random, I can't believe anyone thought to copy it!

    2. Don Fairchild profile image84
      Don Fairchildposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Have you checked your other Hubs for copying? I wrote an article a while back that demonstrates how you can check practically the entire Internet for copies of your work.  Check out the article at <snipped - no promotional links in the forums>

      Good luck, hope this helps.

  2. sportsfather profile image60
    sportsfatherposted 4 years ago

    I'm curious, have you anything back about this?

  3. DIYweddingplanner profile image88
    DIYweddingplannerposted 4 years ago

    Yes, had a fantastic outcome once I wrote directly to examiner.com and filed a DMCA. After receiving my complaint, they looked into this "writer's" articles and found her entire body of work on examiner was plagiarized. They took down all of her articles and pretty much gave her the boot off of examiner, plus sent me a very nice note explaining what they had done. Sometimes revenge IS really sweet!

    1. Don Fairchild profile image84
      Don Fairchildposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good news on their being caught.  Good for you.

 
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