So I just had my first article copied. I knew it would probably happen eventually, but though I was prepared for the inevitability, it still makes me very mad. Besides filling a DCMA, which I did immediately once I was informed, how do you guys deal with having an article copied?
Welcome to the club, QuoteAmber. There's not much you can do to prevent it, so prepare yourself for many more DMCAs in the future. I regularly copy and paste excerpts from my hubs into google (within "inverted commas") to identify stolen content. It has become a regular part of hub-housekeeping.
No point stressing too much about what has become just part of an online writer's life. I choose to keep writing ... and checking ... and filing DMCAs. lol.
I've had 4 articles on my blog stolen before. It comes with the territory of writing online.
there isn't any stopping to copying..part and parcel of this all..
"My name is Enigo Montoya. You stole my Hub. Prepare to die."
That is still an unfortunate thing at HubPages which I feel they must improve upon. A theft is a theft, it being an intellectual property doesnt make it any less a degree in the severity of crime. I can understand the agony as I have also experienced the same with my hubs which have been blatantly copied and pasted on other site.
Please do post if you find any remedy for this anytime.
I will have to write a hub on this. Use Google Alerts to alert yourself of copies as they happen.
Report spun stuff, a couple of sentences and source code violations to Google Spam with Chrome extension (one click, one sentence reporting).
Report article duplications to Google DMCA (get them out of Google. If you do host takedowns it will take you forever, unless they are a prominent website).
Report whole HP site duplications to DMCA takedown with host.
Easiest methods I've come across.
Is there some real compelling reason to pursue copyright infringements? I mean, how many hours is it reasonable to spend in order to recover that two bucks?
It's not merely about money. It's about how you dont get credits for your work. It's about how someone else claims to show his creativity with a stolen piece of work. It's about how the users are befooled. And how you get perpetually demotivated and dishearted and subconsciously decide not to put in your hard work to come up with something mind blowing because you know at the end of the day your work is going to be stolen.
I know how frustrating this is. On another site I write for I've been being plagiarized and I'm so lucky that other writers on the site have informed me of it. So sorry this happened to you.
I am writing a hub about dealing with it in the easiest way possible. Will post here when it's done, as I have a procedure I use to sort out the mess.
OK, my plagiarism hub is now finished at: http://suzanneday.hubpages.com/hub/How- … Plagiarism
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