I just went to the site and just about ALL of the travel ones have been stolen. I found a few and left a post with some hubbers directly but it's rampant. How do you go about shutting down a whole site for content theft?
Hi Steven, it wasn't my hub which triggered this. Another hubber complained about their hub being unpublished by HP for being duplicate when in fact it was stolen so I checked the site and found all this. I did not find any of mine there.....yet.
Thanks so much for that community spirited advice. I don't think any of my hubs have been copied, but I did look at two of the Travel Cloud pages and the corresponding Hub pages mentioned, and they are identical. I saw on Patty Inglish's copied hub about the railroads in Ohio, that she's posted a comment (thankfully the only comment the plagiarised copy has received!) asking for it to be removed at once.
I sincerely hope she is successful and I hope your efforts to highlight the problem can be rewarded in some way.
holy moly! There's a TON of hubpages stuff on there! Even the one that's the HOTD right now (strawberry jello cake) ... I'm searching through them right now to see if any of my hubs are up there...
There also seems to be a lot of HOTD Hubs copied onto this website. If one of your Hubs was HOTD recently, you might want to take a look.
Should we post anything in the comments section to notify them that this content is stolen from HP? Is there anything HP can do directly? Considering it literally looks like these people just went and basically copied everything off of Hubpages...
If I find any more links that I know are items from Hubpages, I'll post them in here to help let other Hubbers know so they can take action.
I emailed a couple of Hubbers to let them know directly... Should we also post in the comments section on the travelcloud website that we know this content was stolen or should we leave that up to the hub authors themselves? If the people at travelcloud all of a suddent start getting comments galore on "their" articles that the content is stolen, maybe they might react?
I sure as heck hope so. This is crazy and unfair to everyone who worked so hard to just have all of their stuff blatantly ripped off like this! I'm sending emails to a few of the hub owners whose stuff I've seen on there... Not everyone on HP is active in these forums, so they might not see this and know to look for their content.
Yeah, I was trying to make it so the links to the travelcloud website wouldn't actually work, but still put the info in their so hubbers can find their work quickly.. I put spaces in the link figuring that would prevent them from being active links, but it didn't seem to work? I'm fixing it right now. My bad
Paul, as was mentioned earlier in this thread, it's very helpful for HP to get involved in fighting the scrapers and thieves. Is there any possibility of getting ongoing monitoring and intervention? We simply don't have the ability to fight this one-by-one.
The beautiful HOTD today with the strawberry Jell-O cake is there with photos & all, and even shows Heather's copyright notice.
Big props to Cardisa for letting everyone know this is happening.
I saw Heather's copyright notice too. How blatant is that, if the guy hasn't even taken the trouble to remove her copyright notice?! He's just copied and pasted - 10 seconds work. At least there can't be any dispute about the rightful owner of that article!
Those links are the actual hubs Marcy and not the stolen content. I have been very vigilant in trying to keep the thief from getting our valuable backlinks...lol What we have done is post the URL to the stolen content then post the hubs beside it so the hubbers have it much easier.
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