All the stealing by uncreative, lazy people who cannot think for themselves! They have to resort to taking other people's stuff. Thanks for keeping us aware of the pirates. Can we make them walk the plank?
I'm doing thorough checking of my hubs in Google to make sure there are no copies as well as using Copyscape. There appears to be 1000s of spun articles, using phrases from my work and others, mashed together to make websites. Apparently they get some views. But I have to say that no one would take them seriously as they are very bad English. No one would read more than a paragraph.
I started reporting a few to Wordpress,org but then got bored with it after about 15 Google pages. I'm not going to worry unless they outrank me.
However, I only found the one above, but if I do find hubs copied word for word, I will report them for DMCA. Had luck reporting the last one and it was taken down after 3 weeks.
Good evening Suzanne, Your Penang article was very well-written. I am a local in Penang. Thanks for giving permission to use your copyright caption. I tried to copy and paste into my hub, but the caption did not appear. Would be grateful if you can teach me how to insert this caption. Thanks in advance.
It's funny you should mention about spun articles. I was looking for reviews of a book yesterday and I came across one which was very odd. At a glance it looked okay, in fact looked like whoever wrote in was well educated. But there was all sorts of anomalies which left me thinking it was written by someone who knew the words but not what the meant nor what order to place them within the sentence.
With you mentioning spun articles and bad English it all makes sense, unlike the article.
Here's an example of a spun article, that used one of my hubs in it:
"Attractions in the Cameron Highlands include visits to hydroponic strawberry farms, tea plantations, flower gardens and fire and the land of the samba – I’m not letting them faze my days at Disney anytime soon! I drove through the lovely hamlet of Pullman File tab, then the Info tab and select “Automatic Replies out of Office . You can even find all inclusive vacation packages that of Tampa Bay locals like me, Busch Gardens in December-January and June-July, I had my fill of turismos’ apparitions in them. For the remainder of our Lake Michigan Circle Tour America, mainly from its most-populous nation, Brazil, and its neighbor Argentina. While considered a small temple, the Sam Poh Buddhist Temple was worth a look and with free entry but with the it may be wiser to use the services of a travel agency. Swamp People Just Having Fun Most everyone enjoys a swim in a lake or pool to nurseries, honey bee farms and local markets selling local produce on the side of the road."
After having a blog post stolen a few months ago, Copyscape is a monthly routine for me. /: It really is a shame that people are so lacking in ingenuity and work ethic that they have to steal the creative efforts of others.
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