They also have three of my articles because of which one of most popular hub has zero traffic....The hub was a combined list of fastest cars and bikes..... I have filed a DMCA too but no response yet.... And i found another hubber's article too..
Damn it! When is it going to stop? I mean, we work hard to put our work out there and these filthy thieves just copy paste these hubs and slap AdSense code. Isn't there anything we can do to stop someone from copying anything like some bloggers do?
They don't copy and paste, the process is much more sophisticated than that Wowtgp!
Autoblogs typically scrape content via the setting up of 'cron jobs.' The main disadvantage is that it can be heavy on server resources. Content is typically scraped from the site feed, which is why plagiarized articles can appear within minutes of the original being published.
I'd be surprised if they can stop automatic scrapers?
Can they also stop someone looking at the page source and copying the text from there?
The system Redgage has might stop your average copy and paster, (usually someone who just wants to share something with friends or on a forum and doesn't understand copyright), but not a determined content thief.
I just filed a 2nd DMCA for another one of my articles that I found there.
@HP Ya know, what with that website probably copying your entire auto section, I'd guess they are taking at least $200 a day in actual cash ad revenue from you. That's $73,000 a year (in actuality, I'd guess it's a lot more). Cash. I would think that would be important to you...
Thanks for this thread, PD. It looks like the entire site is stolen articles. I found two auto related hubs by Time Spiral and alerted him. Sites like that look suspicious when there is no About page or way to identify or contact them.
The site is hosted in Istanbul, so DMCA will not apply there, as regards getting the content removed. However, you should file a DMCA to Google search for INDEXED site (if they're not showing on Google search then they will be rejected).
Also, as there are adsense ads on the site, you can log in and submit a complaint via your adsense account.
As far as I can tell, this is a Wordpress BLOG not a Wordpress SITE. This is not hosted by Wordpress and therefore, is nothing to do with them.
I'm going to go through the Google reporting process, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Getting removed from Google services certainly removes about 80% of their potential traffic, but not all of it, meaning our scores with Yahoo/Bing and other types of aggregate search engines will suffer.
I've considered contacting the proper body in Turkey.
Perhaps we can find a way to take more drastic measures versus these grand thefts.
Jeez, so far all I'm finding is a bunch of articles and blurbs stating the opinion that Google doesn't not only care, but is happy about the additional ad revenue from the piracy sites. Think I'll console myself with a decent lunch...
Seems like the more advanced technology gets, the more it brings out the worst in people. The internet is a perfect example of this. Seriously, every time one turns around, somebody is stealing something. Who knew there were so many thieves in this world...? Contemplating becoming a monk.
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Just a quick update. Yep, I've confirmed that the website has branched out from automotive and is now stealing hubs from every topic under the sun. Example: http://angelaharris.hubpages.com/hub/Be … -Interview My impression is that they are confining themselves to just stealing from HubPages. If so, then according to Google, they've stolen about 1,600 hubs so far. And their AdSense ads continue to perk right along...
I hate to burst the happy bubble, but I just went to the offending site. It was still there. I can still see the article they stole from me and many many many others. Why do you think it is gone? Am I missing something?
The site was down yesterday when several of us posted here - we have since commented that it is now back up and it has been reported that it has branched out from just posting car hubs. No one was "trying" anything, just reporting what was happening.
Thank you. It has been up. I understand why many Hubbers shy away from forums, but I also know a few things about Trolls Pirates and bullies. I was not pointing a finger at any one person, just asking those who are really losing in this to think about who they are taking information from...that is all :-)
It is still up and running. I think we need to exhibit caution on who we take advice from in these forums. Consider these thieves and the investment they have in keeping us feeding them. Do you think they do not write beside us? Digital Millineum Copyright Act is the best way to protect yourself from what is stolen, a report filed directly with AdSense, and finally HubPages are the steps to halt this for now.
http:/ /www. car article .ne t/car-safety-recalls-why-do-we-need to take our-car-to-the-garage/ is stolen from one of our Hubbers, I remember reading it on a Hubber I follow... anyone? It was stolen from Nell Rose
Search for 'fastest cars and bikes in the world' and you will see the following notice at the end of the first search result page:
In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removal(s) at ChillingEffects.org.
And when you open the DMCA complaint, you see that it is mine... So, Google is acting in sequence..
The site cannot be taken down directly, I had actually written to the host at: firstname.lastname@example.org
And they started me giving crap about sending a legal notice only after which they can take it down... Silly beings, if you ask me.. Anyways, the good news is that DMCA complaints are working and we all should be seeing the result in some time.
DMCA takedown notices ARE legal notices, but they have to be written in the correct format. Also, even though the website is hosted in Turkey if everyone who has had content copied sends the host DMCA's they may just get pissed off enough to take it down.
When you send a DMCA to Google search they will generally take the copied page out of their search results. Sometimes they will take the whole website out of their search results if they get enough DMCA complaints, but the website will still exist - it will still be found on Yahoo, Bing etc. Google does not have the power to take down a whole website, only the host can do that.
And if no-one has done it already, it would be well worth making a complaint to privacyprotect, as they say they will not only take away the domain owners privacy (which will shit them up a bit), they will also report them to the domain registrar (which will further make life difficult for them).
The bad news. The car article . net website is still present and indexed all over Google.
The good news. The AdSense ads are gone; implication being their account has been revoked. That should slow down their motivation. Also, I've gotten the impression their pages rank considerably lower than the hubs they stole them from.
More good news Hubbers...add rank08 to the http address of your high ranking hubs...not only have they hacked Hubs converting them to French, but HubPages name as well. I notified HubPages doing the other filings as well.
Has anybody had any luck getting this car article site to take down their material? It is outranking me if I search for an internal sentence from my hub. If I search the title, it isn't yet, thankfully, but the theives still have their site up. Still mad as hell about this!!!!
If people don't take responsibility for their own copyright and instead expect some other agency to deal with it, then this site is not going to get removed from search, from the host, etc. it's that simple.
I only found two of my Hubs there yesterday through Copyscape, and there wasn't any point in filing a DMCA with Google because, by then, the site had already been removed from search results.
It took me a long time to find the correct email address to file a complaint with the host: email@example.com
I sent the complaint yesterday under the World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty. (The host is in Instanbol, Turkey, and is obligated under WIPOC, not the DMCA.)
So, the site has been taken down.
Now, everyone needs to remove the cache of stolen pages with Bing and Google.
In retrospect, I posted on the Forum about suspicious activity on HubPages from visits originating from Turkey, a known source of webspam. (There are very, very few English speakers in that country to be legitimately visiting HubPages en masse as I noted in my post.) According to Google, websites hosted in Turkey have the highest percentage of webspam and that should have been a red flag to someone in the tech department at HP. Apparently, it wasn't.
I also discovered today that they had one of my fitness articles. I found that out using copyscape. However, it appears that the site is no longer active. Can someone confirm this? I had a huge drop in traffic to my Hub a couple of weeks ago, and now I wonder after the last algorithm upgrade if this site may have killed my traffic.
Anyway, I hope they are gone for good now. Unfortunately I still show them as duplicate on copyscape.
I don't want to speak too soon, but it does appear to be gone. However, the healthylivingbox site has stolen the same article that the cararticle people stole. I suggest you check that out and file against them as well.
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