I just saw some hubs of mine were in PDF form in Scribd, how to bring them down. Are they any problem to my traffic, How to tackle with this?
Unfortunately I have many of my hubs copied too.I have filed a few complains but not sure if it made any difference.
Scribd is careless about copyright because they get money from people, the only thing you can do is to bother these people who copied your articles with many e-mails asking gently to take them down because you have the rights on that material, hoping they will be kind and delete them. The Scribd team will not read your complaining e-mails.
Also unfortunately HubPages doesn't really have a system to protect our works... So when you write something be prepared because after one week someone surely will have copied it and claim it as their works... This is the bad side of the internet society...
It's very easy to get your stolen content taken down from Scribd, usually within a couple of hours.
Here are the instructions:
http://support.scribd.com/entries/22980 … l-template
As an encouragement, I filed a complaint with Scribd and they promptly took down the offending page. This is from the email they sent:
Thank you for contacting Scribd. We have processed your DMCA copyright infringement notification. At the date stamped on this notice, Scribd disabled access to the document(s) at the following URL(s):
Scribd complies as an Internet Service Provider with all applicable provisions of the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998. Our policy is to respond to copyright infringement notifications that meet or exceed DMCA-mandated criteria for validity by expeditiously removing infringing material. In addition, we will terminate user accounts, when deemed appropriate, pursuant to our repeat infringer policy.
The documents listed above were added to Scribd's BookID copyright protection system. BookID analyzes copyrighted works and stores encoded "fingerprints" in a database that is inaccessible to the public. New uploads to the site are checked against the fingerprints in the BookID database. If there's a significant match, the content is removed from Scribd. While BookID is highly effective at detecting copyright infringements, Scribd makes no guarantees regarding the efficacy or consistency of the system.
We recommend that you bookmark http://scribd.com/report to instantly report copyright infringements and other abuses.
If you believe that your original copyrighted content has been copied without your permission then a DMCA NOI may be appropriate.
You can find instructions for doing so here.
http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/how- … -complaint
Hi This is from another thread I replied to, but might apply to your problem. I recently found some of my titles, sub headings, and phrases (long tailed keywords) scraped. You can submit the text and report these pages to (Google Report Scraper Pages) This is not a copyright complaint, but Google will check compare historically, and although they may not remove the page, they can trash its search ranking. It does work.
What does "your original copyrighted content" mean? Should I be taking steps to copyright my hub posts?
Overall, once you publish online your material is copyrighted.... always and forever. I do not post any notice of copyright on anything other than my websites. My blogs, here on HP, on Bubblews...no need to post such a thing. According to all I have ever seen, and what works when I approach Google with a DMCA complaint, no notation of copyright has been required. You have a publish date and such that Google can see and verify.
Patsy: While you are in edit mode, to the right, below the lists of various capsules, you will see display options. You can check off a box for copyright. When you publish, the copyright information is at bottom of hub.
I brought down an entire blog totally down recently. Google was very helpful. Very promptly they acted and deleted all the content from that blog. Now i need to complain about this scribd content too.
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