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Another Site with Stolen Content

  1. cclitgirl profile image96
    cclitgirlposted 4 years ago

    Found another...
    It looks like if you have socio-political hubs, or environmental ones, you might find yours here:

    http:// www .politics-socialissues. com/

    And if you add: /?s=  and your HubPages username after the .com, you can more easily search for your work on there.  i.e. http:// www .politics-socialissues. com/?s=cclitgirl

    (Link disabled to not give them a backlink; take the spaces out and it'll take you to that website.)

    Happy DMCA filing.

    1. wilderness profile image93
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good catch - he's got some of mine and I'll be filing with both Google and adsense.

      Thanks, cclitgirl

    2. wilderness profile image93
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      On second thought, maybe I won't be filing with Adsense - there are no adsense ads on the pages.  Or any other monetization.

      Are we accomplishing something, or will this new site soon have ads?  Have to keep a watch on it.

    3. Susana S profile image92
      Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this
      1. wilderness profile image93
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you - I've been unable to locate the host.  I'm not sure if this is correct - the location of the host is given in the US while the site appears to be in Korea, but it is a start and I've filed with ixwebhosting.

        1. Susana S profile image92
          Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          You're welcome.

          I checked a few of the listed scraper sites and they are all coming up as hosted with IXwebhosting.

          The ones I checked are also all showing as having the domain registrar as Crazy Domains.

          And the owner is listed with a Chinese address.

          http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/r … issues.com

          1. wilderness profile image93
            wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I got the same thing with Crazy Domains and China.  There are also references to Korea here and there.

            A little concerned with the ix place - their website gives no address for abuse.  Filing with the help desk produced an email that requested I verify information; that turned out to mean giving them a physical address and signing up with their site, which I declined to do.  I also got a security alert about their email and site from my virus protection.  Not good signs.

            *edit* I replied to their email, asking for an address to file a DMCA at.  All I got was another request to give them a physical address and sign in to their site.  This one is a dead end, particularly as I'm still getting an alert on the email of "Be careful! This sender failed our fraud detection checks."

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

              Yes, it seemed to me to be impossible to get a response without giving them your life story.

              1. wilderness profile image93
                wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                How odd - google earth shows their address as that of ecommerce.com, not ixwebhosting.  Why does that not surprise me?

                *edit* actually, mapquest shows a variety of businesses at that address.  Maybe it's at least semi-legit.

              2. wilderness profile image93
                wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Possible good news: ecommerce.com has replied to my email to ixwebhosting.  They acknowledge receipt of the DMCA and request another email as verification of my signature (if I understand them).  This email was very pleasant and professional, from their legal dept. - I will work through them and find out if they need more examples to shut this guy down.  God knows we can absolutely flood them with DMCA's.  Assuming we have the right host!

                I have yet to hear from Adsense, though - hope we aren't moving too fast to cost him his adsense.

                1. Susana S profile image92
                  Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  This is the problem. Adsense usually takes months to deal with DMCA's. By the time they look at it, the websites should have been removed and there will be nothing for adsense to go on.

                2. quotations profile image91
                  quotationsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  An additional suggestion - if the hosting company is not legitimate, filing DMCA complaints will be useless. You can however go after their domain name.

                  Find out which registrar they used. Even if they are in Korea or China they most likely used a legitimate western based Icann certified registrar. Find out who it is and file complaints. The registrar's terms of use policy will almost always forbid copyright infringement, so they may revoke the domain entirely and wipe out the offending site.

            2. Susana S profile image92
              Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Their live help might be more helpful?

              I noticed that there was no page to file DMCA's which is not good, but they seem to be a legitimate company.

              I found this but it is very old so might be out of date. It confirms that ecommerce.com is a parent company though.

    4. bravewarrior profile image94
      bravewarriorposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      There are two in there under my name.  One was written by marcoujor and the other I don't remember who wrote it, but they are both verbatim and under the H.O.W titles!

    5. Millionaire Tips profile image89
      Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for alerting us about this. I found one of my hubs on this site.

    6. yougotme profile image90
      yougotmeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I found another subdomain that copied multiple hubpages articles (including one of mine). This is his subdomain: [www.]bubblews.com/account/16613-chotu125

      It's so sad that people do this, and not consider all the efforts we've poured in our work. sad

  2. Simone Smith profile image90
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for alerting the community, CClitgirl!

  3. Curiad profile image81
    Curiadposted 4 years ago

    I did a search and found four of my hubs there. Thank you for the heads up!


    Mark

  4. John Holden profile image60
    John Holdenposted 4 years ago

    Didn't find any of mine but found one from case worker, in fact they had just linked back to the hub pages site!

  5. GA Anderson profile image85
    GA Andersonposted 4 years ago

    hmm ... what to do, what to do....

    My quandary ...

    Yep, he has a bunch of mine too, but, relative to this category - none were traffic barn-burners,

    PLUS, he left the links back to my HP profile and library in place. (curious)
    *I always add in-text links to my profile, and a list of associated hubs - those links are still intact on the scraper site - might help me more than hurt me.

    For myself, since he does not appear to have adsense in-place, I think I'll wait and see ....

    GA

  6. TheKatsMeow profile image85
    TheKatsMeowposted 4 years ago

    My heart sank when I saw the title of this forum thread. Time to check the site out and do another round of filing complaints!

    So, do we think this is the same scraper as the other ones we have seen lately?

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

      It's the same guy.

  7. sparkster profile image92
    sparksterposted 4 years ago

    ** sigh ** just found a load of mine there too hmm

  8. sparkster profile image92
    sparksterposted 4 years ago
 
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