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Not sure what to do about copied hub. Guidance?

  1. WiccanSage profile image95
    WiccanSageposted 21 months ago

    Hello. I am stumped about what to do with a copied hub.

    A blogger copied and posted my entire article. I sent a polite and professional copyright notice requesting they remove it, they ignored me. Browsing the site, I found they also copied on of my articles that I published elsewhere a few years ago (not on hubpages; elsewhere). This seems to be what they do-- they search the web for articles and post one per month on the topic (Wicca).

    On hubpages I clicked to file DMCA, it says "Unfortunately, we do not yet have DMCA information stored for (site url - I removed it). If you are able to locate a DMCA instructions URL or an email contact for that site please let us know, we will add them to our database.

    The bottom of the page says 'powered by wordpress'. I found a Wordpress page that says they can't do anything if the site is an independent blogger powered by Wordpress-- only if it's hosted by Wordpress, which apparently it isn't.

    They don't have google ads, they are an amazon affiliate though.

    I want to take some kind of action; I'm just not sure where to complain.

    Anyone have any advice?
    Thanks so much~

    It's "powered by wordpress"

  2. Matthew Meyer profile image78
    Matthew Meyerposted 21 months ago

    "Powered by Wordpress" just means that the site is using the Wordpress content management system.
    Your best bet is to lookup the domain and see who the hosting company is via a WHOIS lookup.

    Here is one you can use on GoDaddy's site.
    You can then send a DMCA to the hosting company.
    http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/how- … -complaint

  3. WiccanSage profile image95
    WiccanSageposted 21 months ago

    Thanks so much, I got it.

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    SFIAOgirl021posted 21 months ago

    People who plagarize are sad people because it means they don't have enough individual thoughts of their own to make their own page on whatever it is they want to write plagarizing is illegal in the book writing commmunity and while we are in school well it's severly punished anyways....but the fact is it should be punished. I feel sorry for those who feel they must copy another's work because that means they have little to no way or knowledge to express themselves in their own way with their OWN thoughts. And the fact that they can't have enough of their own thoughts to make their own writings is sad enough in itself. I hope they are stopped and punished.

    1. Mark Johann profile image64
      Mark Johannposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Yes, I agree. I wonder that someday there will be a powerful program who can trace those people and automatically will take down the copied articles.

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    SFIAOgirl021posted 21 months ago

    Also to you WiccanSage and to others who've had their hard work copied I'm very sorry that it happened. It's horrible to have this happen I hope everything works out for all of you.

  6. MizBejabbers profile image92
    MizBejabbersposted 21 months ago

    I'm sorry this has happened to you. I've had hubs copied and filed a DMCA on one of them. Nothing happened and HP still has two of my hubs marked as copied. I just live with it because I don't have time to track down the fools and try to get them to delete them. One of them is my complete hub, personal photos and all, just no attribution on any of it. The other has copied parts of the hub and interspersed it with parts of someone else's work. It really makes them look foolish.

  7. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 21 months ago

    Go to this Webmaster link:

    https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools … &pid=0

    Scroll down the page and fill in the DMCA notice form.