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Doctoc.com is stealing content and making it available for download!

  1. alexadry profile image93
    alexadryposted 4 years ago

    Sorry meant docstoc.com... I already found five of my articles there available for download. They steal my articles from hubpages, change several words and makes them available for download. I already filed 5 DMCA but I have a feeling there are so many more I don't know what to do. I contacted the website already. But there are other companies that are apparently doing the same. I found out by googling my pen name in a google search and omitting the word "hubpages" or doing a simple google search with my pen name followed by docstoc.

    I would love if hubpages one day could disable the option of copying and pasting so to make life harder for these thieves.

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image62
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      sure it is painful to note our precious works being copied by others and taking credit for the same.  we need to do some serious work against it.  my full support for you.

    2. Don Fairchild profile image83
      Don Fairchildposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      We need to stop the stealing.  Check out my hub on this, http://hub.me/acbnI the article will help you to find the culprits.

    3. ritsukakunx profile image65
      ritsukakunxposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Disable copy & paste won't do anything; they can view the source of the page pretty easily and copy from there. hmm

    4. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You can add MVHO to the list.  I just found my smoking article word for word including the exact made for Pinterest photo on it that I used.  Unfortunately, I had removed this article before finding the copycat, so cannot file a DMCA.

    5. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      https://support.google.com/legal/answer/3110420?hl=en

      This is where you go to file a DMCA complaint with Google.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the last choice to get to what you need.  Only do this if you have tried and failed to file a DMCA with the domain.

  2. alexadry profile image93
    alexadryposted 4 years ago

    Thanks, another big offender is pdfcast.org and calameo. I am trying to figure out if they actually sell these docs. Apparently the docstoc website is a repeat offender:
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/24060

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I just sent a DMCA to the domain registrar for Calameo who claims they will take the offensive article down if my complaint is valid.  The problem is that the writer is in France!  I have another one in the states who also has done this and did not reply to the DMCA so I have filed a complaint about this one with Google.  I'm sure there are many more...just have not found them yet.  This has been going on a lot this year and it's sickening.

  3. HattieMattieMae profile image69
    HattieMattieMaeposted 4 years ago

    Ah...I see they have one of mine as well! Hmm..at least they give credit to the writer. Not sure how we get it off there.

    1. alexadry profile image93
      alexadryposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      They are making money from us; their website is full of ads and pop-ups! If you read how it works it says "Sign up for DocCash and we'll split the revenue generated by the Google Ads that run alongside your documents. Earn recurring and passive income from your documents, and get a check sent to you each month!" So people take your articles, upload them and make easy cash!

      If you scroll down the page under "legal" you can file a DMCA complaint.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        File a complaint directly with Google, and they will remove the financial incentives.  They will also ban repeat offenders.

  4. theraggededge profile image95
    theraggededgeposted 4 years ago

    Report them direct to Google - if enough people do it, their Adsense account will be cancelled. Hit them where it hurts.

    1. JSDMG profile image60
      JSDMGposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I set out to find out how to do this, but Google's results ironically get wider and wider, rather than more focused. I couldn't find what I needed. Can you help me get to the right place? I recently discovered docstoc.com has stole a great many of our magazines, posted on their site for sale. I have protested, and they basically are giving ME the third degree and seeking all sorts of identity information I don't feel like sharing. They are the thieves; I am the owner. Frustrating and disturbing. All I've found via Google, so far, are ways (too many to be practical) to keep search engines from finding our own postings, which is not what we want. We want others to stop stealing the contents and reposting under their own URLs. Any help would be great appreciated. Thanks.

  5. Judi Bee profile image88
    Judi Beeposted 4 years ago

    Just found one of my hubs there.  There are other hubs posted by this user, some of which have definitely been HOTD, including some by:

    Julie DeNeen (car repairs),
    krsharp05 (this great nation fun facts),
    praireprincess (Storage for small bathrooms)
    annierivendell (cat language)
    Hyphenbird (dysgraphia)
    LauraGSpeaks (Gourmet chicken recipe)
    The Practical Mommy (How to store fresh fruits and veg)

    There are a few others, but these were the ones that I thought were hubs and checked.

    The user uploading the hubs is nayanjyoti bora.

    I've filed my DMCA - second of the week sad

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Has anyone had experience of filing DMCA's with Docstoc?  You'd think they'd be fairly responsive in banning members like this but I'm curious if they are.

      1. HattieMattieMae profile image69
        HattieMattieMaeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I reported it, and they took mine off! So if you report it they should take it off!

      2. Judi Bee profile image88
        Judi Beeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I'll keep you posted!  Tumblr acted super fast earlier this week.

      3. Judi Bee profile image88
        Judi Beeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Had an email from Docstoc this morning confirming that the copied article has been removed - less than 48 hours to be resolved.

        1. JSDMG profile image60
          JSDMGposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I'm working on it now. It's what led me to this site. So far, they are giving me the third degree and asking for a lot of identity information, which makes me beyond uncomfortable and seems inappropriate… as I am the owner of my own content, and they are the apparent thieves.  Final outcome t.b.d. … but even to get this far, I had to dig and dig, to try to find each and every individual URL (of theirs) for each item (of ours) they have co'opted.  Who knows how many more there are, or how often it's realistic to keep checking back to see whether they're stealing new material.  •  And who knows how many similar outfits are doing the same thing.  •  How can a company base its whole existence on theft? Crazy.

    2. LauraGSpeaks profile image96
      LauraGSpeaksposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Judi Bee, thank you for notifying me of this  I have filed a DCMA complaint as well.  Please keep me posted on the outcome of your copied hub and I will do the same.

    3. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      A side note; unsure if the user you indicated was at HP or the thief site, I searched for him/her at HP.  Only to be asked if I meant "yanked boar"!!

      Made me LOL, and it was compounded when "yanked boar" actually produced results. lol

      1. Judi Bee profile image88
        Judi Beeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I did mean at the thief site, but I did check to see if they had been dim enough to register here in the same name and I got asked the same thing smile

        I'd never be so foolish as to yank a boar myself, but I'm sure that once yanked it is a sight to behold big_smile

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, I don't think I would want to either.  That just struck me as funny. smile

          I did spot that the user name over there is hiintel215, but can't find a way to go to her profile except through one of "her" articles.  She has 10 now, including some of those you reported.

  6. alexadry profile image93
    alexadryposted 4 years ago

    Mine were removed after filing the report. I also contacted the company asking how can it be possible they are allowing this, don't they check first if the material is stolen? no reply so far...

    1. LauraGSpeaks profile image96
      LauraGSpeaksposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I just got notice that my copied hub was deleted off docstoc today.  It took less than 48 hours for them to delete it once I filed the DCMA.

  7. tamron profile image60
    tamronposted 4 years ago

    How are you guys finding your hubs on those sites?

  8. Maria Cecilia profile image82
    Maria Ceciliaposted 4 years ago

    well at least doctoc.com is easier to contact and they complied accordingly..

  9. Maria Cecilia profile image82
    Maria Ceciliaposted 4 years ago

    well at least doctoc.com is easier to contact and they complied accordingly..

  10. Louise Lately profile image89
    Louise Latelyposted 4 years ago

    That's awful - hopefully they will take your articles off if you complain.

  11. ocbill profile image75
    ocbillposted 4 years ago

    It's good to hear docstoc is complying. Otherwise my legit articles would get punished by association with a site that has copied content.

  12. alexadry profile image93
    alexadryposted 4 years ago

    Tamron, I found mine by googling my pen name followed by "docstoc".  I also found some of my articles transformed into a blob of meaningless sentences, I guess in hopes of disguising the search engines so they cannot filter them as copied..

  13. Barbara Kay profile image85
    Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago

    I haven't found any on docstock that are mine, but seeing this notice got be busy hunting for copied hubs again. I just did this 2 months ago and now I'm finding more than half my hubs copied again. What is the deal anyways!!!!

    Hubpages must be the favorite site to copy from. I don't have time for this. With over 180 hubs, taking care of these is getting to be ridiculous. I could get so many things finished instead of wasting all this time.

    There has to be something that could stop this.

    1. JSDMG profile image60
      JSDMGposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Well… I actually as of today don't know anything about HubPages or hubs… (I signed up just to join this thread and see what I could learn).  I found my lifted material by googling something else about my company, and they came up.  So they didn't copy from HubPages… they trolled some other way and lifted the goods… which could really be only one way, from our own site, which of course contains its own copyright notices, as does each publication they lifted.  (And they're all date-defined and -controlled, too.)  • • •  Note that I received an email from Docstoc maybe an hour ago, saying they were removing the things I contacted them about… what an ordeal, but maybe it'll work… on things I specified (who knows if there are others… and who knows if they will just reload them all, and more….)

  14. Barbara Kay profile image85
    Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago

    I just noticed that this forum was started 21 months ago!

 
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