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Copyright Theft - Check this site for your articles.

  1. kittythedreamer profile image95
    kittythedreamerposted 3 years ago

    I recently found that someone had stolen one of my hubs and literally copy and pasted it into his own space on bubblews.com. He didn't even have enough sense or time to take my name and copyright symbols off of the article itself before posting it under his account!!!!! Here's his plagiarized version:

    http://www.bubblews.com/news/121418-fin … e-or-water

    And here's my owned and copyrighted version:

    http://kittythedreamer.hubpages.com/hub … ater-Wicca

    WTF. If I were you I'd check this site for other plagiarized articles/hubs:

    bubblews.com/

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hi kittythedreamer,

      It's such a bummer when this happens! Grumpface. >:-(

      Be sure to file a DMCA Complaint to get the stolen content taken down.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I just clicked the link and there is a message saying that the article does not exist on that site.

    3. NateB11 profile image94
      NateB11posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It must have been removed. When I clicked on the link, it said it wasn't there. Bubblews might have removed it if they got word; they'll do that kind of thing.

    4. kittythedreamer profile image95
      kittythedreamerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The people at Bubblews have removed the article and responded to my email promptly. So happy!

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    File a complaint with bubblews.  Here is the link to their complaint form: http://www.bubblews.com/contact

  3. mconur profile image61
    mconurposted 3 years ago

    Bubblews is a scam company, dont expect an reply though ;P

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    RMCreechposted 3 years ago

    Maybe it's a fluke but I got this message when I clicked your link: The requested URL news/121418-find-out-your-element-are-you-earth-air-fire-or-water was not found on this server.

    Perhaps they took it down?

    1. HattieMattieMae profile image69
      HattieMattieMaeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Gave me the same message as RmCreech. How do we check for our content, or did you find it.

      1. kittythedreamer profile image95
        kittythedreamerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I would just go to bubblews.com and search for your name or some of your article names.

      2. DATALOAD profile image61
        DATALOADposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        An easy way to find if someone is stealing your content is to copy 1 - 3 sentences from your hub. From there go to Google, paste your sentence(s) and put quotes around it (for exact match). There should be only one result.

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          billtweakerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          There are tools which automatically check for stolen content , periodically, just can't think of any names at the moment :-)

          1. NateB11 profile image94
            NateB11posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Copyscape is one.

  5. kittythedreamer profile image95
    kittythedreamerposted 3 years ago

    Yep, looks like they took the article down. I had sent the company a complaint. Thanks everyone.

  6. neilcook profile image85
    neilcookposted 3 years ago

    Glad you got it worked out! The worst thing someone can do is steal your hard earned work.

  7. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    ncconur: It is not a scam company. They do pay as long as you don't break any rules, and if you do, they send warning messages first. I have never had an issue with not getting payments.

    They do frown on copied content that is not your own,.  If it is an article that you wrote, and deleted it from another site, you can post it, but have to acknowledge that you are the original writer.

    The one who copied your Hub, won't get paid, and may lose their account.

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      RMCreechposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Must you have deleted it from another site, or can it be posted to both? Do they not allow double-posting even if it is your original content?

    2. NateB11 profile image94
      NateB11posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I agree, Linda. I've been on there since April, been paid every time I cashed out. Gossip still abounds about that site. Pretty funny. They're doing their best to deal with cheaters. Probably it will be easier for them to 86 the scrapers, spinners, and spammers after the upgrades.

    3. aravindb1982 profile image91
      aravindb1982posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I really wonder how you get your payments.... I have been struggling like hell - no reasons offered, no payments made and a very unresponsive support...

    4. soulfully profile image81
      soulfullyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting! I'm close to my first redemption on Bubblews, and I hope they do pay up. However, reading a recent article by someone on there who's very popular, I'm starting to feel a bit skeptical about the site.

      A recent article posted by TonyHLeather, titled "Time for a break" has discouraged me from creating further content on the site until I receive my first payment. I'll leave my profile as it is until my earnings reach payout from the current daily views I'm receiving.

      Basically, The administration team have contacted Tony and informed him that he is costing them money because the click through rate on the advertisements around his posts are too low. He receives more than 2,000 views, likes and comments on an average day.

      They encourage you to create content, to become popular, and to share your work, then complain about it. :-/

  8. mconur profile image61
    mconurposted 3 years ago

    Linda, I"ve read several comments about them not paying or paying selectively :p

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      mconur, Right now the site is growing so quickly, that they can't keep up. From what I've heard any payment that you didn't get, if you notify them, they will take care of it.

      I don't know how they are earning enough money to stay afloat though. They have very few ads.

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        Joanne M Olivieriposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Since the censorship issues here at HP I have been using Bubblews and being paid on a regular basis so they do pay as long as you do not use previously published material.

        1. Dale Hyde profile image85
          Dale Hydeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I would assume that if you unpublished a noindex hub here, and deleted the url via Google Webmaster Tools from search and cache, it would be okay to publish on Bubblenews?

          Note: I love the word "censorship" in relation to Hubpages, lol.  They have officially killed off about 45 to 50 of my hubs here.

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            Joanne M Olivieriposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            That is alot of hubs and like you I once had 100 hubs here and now have 40.  I did not use Google webmaster tools at all but just deleted the non featured hubs that were on HP and transferred them over to Bubblews.  I am on my fourth redemption now.  I did make a note on all of the hubs I transferred to Bubblews that they were previously published on HP and removed by me.

            1. Dale Hyde profile image85
              Dale Hydeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Not sure what a "fourth redemption" may be, but you have me curious now. smile

              Edit:  I am now a member there with one published article (one that HP deemed had earned a noindex) and understand the term "redemption" after some onsite research. smile

  9. VictoriaSheffield profile image87
    VictoriaSheffieldposted 3 years ago

    Wow! I need to check to see if anyone has stolen one of my articles!

  10. annasantos profile image60
    annasantosposted 3 years ago

    Probably google has removed it already.  I had the same issue a week ago and wrote to google and yes, google erased the content immediately.

  11. Nell Rose profile image89
    Nell Roseposted 3 years ago

    I am coming from the other side of this, I just received an email from hubpages stating that I had violated a copyright thing from someone! I was terrified! and its a horrible feeling. I wrote a hub quite a while ago, and it was back when we used photos without thinking about it. I did put the link underneath but it was someone elses photo. I got the message, went straight to it and changed all the photos as I have no idea which one was the bad one. I felt  so bad.
    So I am going to check my other hubs to see if I can change some of them especially the older ones.
    Phew! talk about panic, I plagiarised, or copyrighted a photo and felt bad, so how do other people do it deliberately?! I would feel so darn guilty!

    1. kittythedreamer profile image95
      kittythedreamerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Whew! I better go back and do that with my old ones...yikes...thanks Nell!

  12. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    soulfully: He has 7 posts on bubblews and not 2000 views, more like a total of 491 wth a total of 33 views.

    1. soulfully profile image81
      soulfullyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You must be looking at the profile of TonyLeather (someone who copied his name)  TonyHLeather is the one you're looking for. He has over 40k likes and 195558 total views. I'm looking at his profile right now.  Read his latest post called "time for a break"

  13. Good Guy profile image92
    Good Guyposted 3 years ago

    Clicked the link and showed "The requested URL news/121418-find-out-your-element-are-you-earth-air-fire-or-water was not found on this server. "

  14. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    No, they are both the same person.

    1. soulfully profile image81
      soulfullyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      No, they're certainly not the same person. I think you're again mistaken.

      bubblews.com/account/11234-tonyhleather

      There you go, just copy and paste the link above into your browser address bar and you'll surely arrive at the correct profile. 195,000+ views, 9,000+ comments, 1582 articles posted.

 
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