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Can Hubpages ban XXXayoping.com?

  1. Paul Ward profile image81
    Paul Wardposted 2 years ago

    XXXayoping.com  (remove XXX) is presenting huge numbers of other people's pages, including many hubs, in iframes  - tacky and not the sort of place I want my name appearing. Can the powers that be put them on the blocked list?

    1. MelRootsNWrites profile image88
      MelRootsNWritesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for posting this, Paul!

      Not only do they show the profiles and hubs, but they even come up in search results with my user name (I am sure they do for others, too).   Hope Hubpages can do something about it.

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      If a site copied your copyrighted material without your permission, then a DMCA notice might be appropriate.

      Please be aware that HubPages cannot issue DMCA notices as authors retain the rights to their original content.

      Site that act as proxies or display content in an iFrame may not have actually copied the content, so make sure before you issue any such notice.

      As for "blocking" the site. There, unfortunately, isn't any way to prevent a person from copying content if it is readable online by a web browser.

      If you feel that a DMCA notice is appropriate, here is information related to issuing one.
      http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/how- … -complaint

      1. Paul Ward profile image81
        Paul Wardposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        In the UK, there is a common law offence of "passing off "  which could cover this sort of thing - I don't know if there's a similar statute in the USA?   Even without it, a solicitor's letter to the host would be a good idea.

    3. CuAllaidh profile image81
      CuAllaidhposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Took a look at them, they aren't actually copying the articles but displaying them, it even still has the hubpages banner, nothing technically illegal about it. We don't lose traffic to them or anything, I am not a fan either, but it's perfectly legal for them to do this.

      1. Ramkitten2000 profile image94
        Ramkitten2000posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        But if they're displaying them in order to surround them with their own ads ... well, somehow that doesn't seem like it would be legal. Unless it's some kind of loophole.

        Regardless, it's lazy and unethical and really ticks me off.

      2. MelRootsNWrites profile image88
        MelRootsNWritesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        It is annoying at the least.  Note that if you click on a hub from the search results (not by clicking on a link on the profile in the frame), that hub opens in a new tab with a frame around it. 

        Which leads me to a question.  When a hub is shown in a frame like that who gets the traffic?  Does ayoping get it or does the hub owner?

        1. CuAllaidh profile image81
          CuAllaidhposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Oh it is certainly annoying, and slightly unethical. As for who gets the traffic, both, we get the traffic for the parts in the frame (our hub) they get traffic for the banner and their code outside the frame.

        2. Paul Ward profile image81
          Paul Wardposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Both -  the hub or whatever is presented in an iframe - an area on the crook's page that presents a complete hub.

          There are several issues, not least that your name and content is appearing on a spammy site - more importantly, you have no control over the content on the containing page - the ayoping.com owner could present anything - porn, racial hatred etc. - and your name would be associated, in many people's eyes, with that content.

          1. Ramkitten2000 profile image94
            Ramkitten2000posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Ew, I didn't think of that.

            You know, if it was a celebrity's image they were putting in iframe and surrounding with crap like that, I think they'd have a lawsuit on their hands. Or one of the big guns like Disney content.

            1. jeffryv profile image79
              jeffryvposted 2 years ago in reply to this
    4. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I would suggest not visiting this site.

  2. Availiasvision profile image90
    Availiasvisionposted 2 years ago

    It's a strange site.  They give a portion of the article to view and then put up a "Read More" tag.  If you click on it, it sends you to the whole article, but it's within their domain.  I got tons of pop up ads when navigating around their site.  I'm worried about viruses.

  3. Availiasvision profile image90
    Availiasvisionposted 2 years ago

    Actually, I'm fairly certain it tried to give my computer a virus.  A Gay Men's dating site popped up, then a virus warning (not sure if it was a false advertisement or my computer warning me) then my computer overloaded and crashed.

  4. Availiasvision profile image90
    Availiasvisionposted 2 years ago

    The site seems like it's from a non-English speaking country.  The spelling and wording is strange.

    Annart, I saw one of your articles up there.  I recognized your painting of the girl.  I'm not sure the title of the piece.  I'm fearful to go back to that site because of viruses.

  5. taiwokareem profile image84
    taiwokareemposted 2 years ago

    they display the hubs in a frame for preview but if you close the frame, it actually takes you to the hubpages link. Maybe a way of generating income, views and popularity

  6. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    I was at that site and got some kind of thing with recorded message about virus or something and to call some phone number.  I ran AVG and Trojan Killer but didn't find anything.  Won't go back there again.

    1. Availiasvision profile image90
      Availiasvisionposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That's exactly what happened to me.  EVERYONE BE WARNED!

  7. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    Availiasvision: Now I know that I was not losing my mind. I have never gotten anything like that before. Scared me to death.  Trojan Killer picks up everything, so I hope between TK and AVG, I am covered.  I lost one computer to a virus.

    1. MelRootsNWrites profile image88
      MelRootsNWritesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I've seen these type of pop ups before.  They try to catch you unaware and scare you into thinking your computer virus software has generated the warning.  If you click on it, it either puts a virus on your screen or takes you to a page that tries to get you to enter your credit card info. to protect yourself.

      Just back out.  Use ctrl-alt-delete if you have to to get out of it.

  8. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    Thanks MelRootsNWrites:  I got out of it, and ran my virus programs.

 
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