I'm new here and I've been looking through some hubs to get a feel for things. On one particular member's profile I've noticed that alot of what they've posted is unoriginal content. It ranges from reinterpretations of subjects such as "top ten prettiest celebrities" type lists to biographies of well known people using uncredited sources and even downright plagarism, in which an article is reprinted unedited, including several I noticed that even contained the original byline.
So, of course, I'm wondering what the policy is toward republishing someone else's work and thereby profiting from something created by another author. Seems that this would be a pretty clear violation of copyright rules and would create liabilty for lawsuits.
Thanks for any responses,
This goes against HubPages policy and if the original writer complains the hub will be taken down. You really should write your own original stuff. In addition to it being the ethical thing to do, it'll also earn you more money and get your hub score higher.
Just to make sure there is no confusion, I have no intention of redistributing someone else's material. My reason for asking was that I was a bit surprised to see such obvious and ongoing examples of that type of posting on the profile of someone who has been a member here for over two years. Personally, I feel that widespread plagarism would unfairly cast a negative shadow upon those who do work to create original content.
Not quite the answer to the question presented, darlin'.
While Hubpages will not take down something just because it's been copied from somewhere else on the internet, they WILL follow DCMA, so if you happen to, for instance, get in touch with the copyright owner of any copied material you see and let them know what you've found, they can go through all the proper processes.
On a more personal level, uniquely written content that is well formatted and organized will always stand higher than the copied crap on Hubpages.
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