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Hub "Possibly" Copied

  1. janshares profile image88
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    Matthew Meyer, Please assist me with finding out if this hub has been copied:

    http://janshares.hubpages.com/hub/HOW-T … unger-fund

    This happened when I initially published this hub and it ended up being an innocent mistake committed by someone I know who posted the article for our neighborhood association website. Could you check again for me? It also could be volunteers/community service teens I work with as well. I will do some investigating myself. I appreciate your help.

    Edit: Also just remembered I wrote the annual grant request application last week and emailed it with links to my articles (the one above and another on community service).

    1. Camille Harris profile image
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      Camille Harrisposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Jan,

      It does look like the Hub was copied. You can find the site it was copied to on your "Copied Hubs" tab (http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/copied).

      Here's our LC entry on filing a DMCA complaint:

      http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/how- … -complaint

      Let me know if this helps - hope it does.

      1. janshares profile image88
        jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Camille.

  2. janshares profile image88
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    Camille, I just received a curt and to-the-point email from the site where my copied hub was found. I wrote a friendly email to the editor earlier today requesting that the article be replaced with a link if she still wanted to post the article. I thanked her and everything, wasn't mean at all.
    So I'm a little disturbed by this nasty gram. I didn't think it was necessary to file a DMCA before asking the editor to take it down. Seems that I only p_ssed her off. All she stated was "remove this email address from your mailing list." Really? Jeeeez. Did I miss something?
    Also, in my account under "Copied Hubs" it says, "removed location." What does that mean?

    1. janshares profile image88
      jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Scratch that last question. I see now that "removed" and "location" are separate columns. FYI, I received my Twitter Updates this morning indicating that when I tweeted this link on 5/15/14, "people loved this link." So I really don't know who copied it. I visited the website mentioned above and didn't see it. hmm Confused.

      1. ComfortB profile image86
        ComfortBposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Jan, I know how you feel. This process can be a little confusing.

        A couple of my hubs are listed on my account page as "possibly copied", but each time I click on the link, It takes me to a blog with no copy of my hub in sight. I was able to find the location of only one and have filed a DMCA on it.

        1. janshares profile image88
          jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Hi ComfortB. I just don't want to file a complaint wrongly against the wrong site. Maybe they took it down already, I don't know. But it's not reflected as such with a removed date. I will keep investigating but truthfully, I'm tired already.

          1. Camille Harris profile image
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            Camille Harrisposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Hi Jan,

            Looks like it was copied to another site. I'll send you an email with the URL.

            1. janshares profile image88
              jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you. So in addition to the one listed? Was that in err?

              Just got your email. That's the same site I refer to above that I already contacted and got the nasty gram. I just visited the site again and don't see any evidence of my article. I don't feel right filing a DMCA against a member of my community without more evidence. Maybe they took it down already. I posted on another forum that my gut says this was not done with ill intent because it's not a popular hub with a lot of views by any stretch. I think someone in the community just liked it and posted it. Maybe I'm naive.

  3. janshares profile image88
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    Update: I just sent another email to the site in question, addressed to the webmaster. My gut was correct. It was the same posting from 2012 when I first published the article and received a notice for copied content. I don't know why it's popping up now, a year and a half later. It was innocently posted on Dec 23, 2012 by a member of the neighborhood association to a website. It was removed shortly after that. I believe these two sites are linked. I hope this will take care of it this time. There is no need to file a DMCA at this point.

  4. janshares profile image88
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    Update: My article has been removed, the editor did respond nicely. She didn't apologize, however, for the attitude in the first email but so what. hmm Glad this has been handled and the confusion is over, without having to file a DMCA. I had a feeling it wasn't necessary. This is not a popular hub with a whole bunch of views. big_smile Thank you, Camille Harris, for your assistance.

    1. Camille Harris profile image
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      Camille Harrisposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Glad to hear this worked out for you!! Happy to help smile

 
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