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Is this guy copying your Hub article?

  1. Lorelei Cohen profile image82
    Lorelei Cohenposted 22 months ago

    Just discovered that this guy is actively picking up important passages from Hub articles to pass off as his own work. Mine included. So I decided to share so together we can hopefully shut this guy down. Remove the XXX to view his list of blogs (Yeah right! Great little writer.) It says he has 105 blogs and he seems to be picking up almost one a day. My article was picked up September 2014. Looking at them I see that most are spun very badly. My article was left intact which I think is worse.

    http://www.getjealousXXX.com//jaggedliar8061

    1. colorfulone profile image85
      colorfuloneposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Lorelei, I removed the X's and did not find a blog. Do you suppose it has been taken down?

      1. Lorelei Cohen profile image82
        Lorelei Cohenposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Sorry I just realized the long list was not showing up so put in his short list and that link works. You will have to click through to see all of his list.  Try the link now it should work.

        1. colorfulone profile image85
          colorfuloneposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          Okey Dokey, the link is working.
          I'm not seeing any of my stuff on there, yet.

          Added: they seem to like "Birthday Themed Content" the most.

    2. peachpurple profile image77
      peachpurpleposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I clicked to the link but it says page not found, deleted already?

    3. JJNW profile image74
      JJNWposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Yeah I think some of the birthday and love ones are part from mine. Grrr. What is also weird is he is mixing things like in an article about Baby's First Birthday Gifts, he has this line: This is truly personalized and a great gift for any 50th birthday present.

      Uhhh???

      At least the spun ones are awful and no one would ever read them. The full ones - ooooo just such a nasty annoying thing to do! Who do you file the report with?

      *steam coming out of my ears*

      1. Lorelei Cohen profile image82
        Lorelei Cohenposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Problem is that even when they are spun they still show up as plagiarism in the search engine if they have the lines of an article intertwined throughout. I realized this previously when searching out plagiarism and found one that had an entire article of mine woven throughout another. It was fortunately removed very quickly after the DMCA was filed.

        1. JJNW profile image74
          JJNWposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          Oh absolutely they harm us. Awful!! Good job going after them!

    4. JJNW profile image74
      JJNWposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      P.S. Thanks Lorelei for posting this.

      1. Lorelei Cohen profile image82
        Lorelei Cohenposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Quite welcome. I believe that the more people who go after these characters the greater the odds of shutting them down. He is still active because his last post was just a few days ago.

    5. CatherineGiordano profile image92
      CatherineGiordanoposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I hate reading about these kind of problems because dealing with it feels so overwhelming.  I only check once in a while because I want to spend my time doing creative things. It has been mentioned before, but I'll say it again. I wish HubPages would do more to help with this.  It costs them money too when people steal HP content.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        A part of the legal form used to file a DMCA requires you to certify that you hold the copyright on it.  HP holds no copyright on your material and thus cannot file.

        There is also the problem that tens of thousands of hubs have been stolen.  HP does not have the resources to go after the thieves, but tens of thousands of hubbers do.

        1. colorfulone profile image85
          colorfuloneposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          Exactly!

    6. MariaMontgomery profile image86
      MariaMontgomeryposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks for letting us know about this guy. I went to that site, and thankfully, did not see any titles of mine, or any titles that would be likely to have any of my work in them. I guess he wasn't interested in gardening, knitting, or recipes.

  2. Lorelei Cohen profile image82
    Lorelei Cohenposted 22 months ago

    He has spun things a bit on some articles so they are difficult to trace. (left my article intact though the bugger.) This passage mentions Hubpages in it.

    " In this short article I\'ve attemptedto list various original and romantic options that may blow your family member away. More Ideas for Giving the Love Letter as a Gift.Join HubPages, in places you can write in regards to the things you understand and love—and even earn money! "

    You can see how he jimmies things around on some.

  3. NateB11 profile image93
    NateB11posted 22 months ago

    I had a guy copy a huge section of text from one of my Hubs and publish it on his blog. I sent him a DMCA notice and fortunately he took it down promptly. Was kind of amazed that people so blatantly copy like that. I guess they figure they save a lot of time not having to do the work themselves. 

    Anyway, thanks for the info, I'll have to check up on this site.

  4. colorfulone profile image85
    colorfuloneposted 22 months ago

    I see how text is being jimmied.
    People can sign-in to the site...lol. tongue
    (bird brains comes to mind)

  5. Lorelei Cohen profile image82
    Lorelei Cohenposted 22 months ago

    He unfortunately left my article intact. I hate thieves.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Send a DMCA complaint asap.  Any plagiarism attempt can be dealt with that way.

      1. sallybea profile image96
        sallybeaposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        He is not only copying the material but selling it as well.  Unbelievable.

      2. tillsontitan profile image90
        tillsontitanposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        I sent reports to DMCA on 11 of my hubs that had content stolen, about three weeks ago and they are all still up sad

  6. LongTimeMother profile image96
    LongTimeMotherposted 22 months ago

    Has anyone noticed the message on the message board there?

    1. Lorelei Cohen profile image82
      Lorelei Cohenposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Nope, I guess I was too busy seeing red. Going to take a peek now.

    2. LongTimeMother profile image96
      LongTimeMotherposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      By the way, I manually block cookies when I visit sites like that one. If you don't block them, you should probably remove the cookie when you leave.

      1. Lorelei Cohen profile image82
        Lorelei Cohenposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you. Will do. I just filed the DMCA. I am pretty sure that I have filed one there previously on another poster there. Does not look like they monitor what gets posted there too well.

  7. colorfulone profile image85
    colorfuloneposted 22 months ago

    Registrant Name: GEORGE BURROWS
    Registrant Organization: GREEN WOMBAT PTY LTD
    Registrant Street: 25/14 EDWARD STREET
    Registrant City: BONDI
    Registrant State/Province: NSW
    Registrant Postal Code: 2026
    Registrant Country: AU

    1. LongTimeMother profile image96
      LongTimeMotherposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      The company Green Wombat Pty Ltd was registered in 2008 ...  and de-registered in 2010.  It hasn't been registered in Australia for the past 5 years.

      I think you'll need to look for the hosting company and lodge a complaint.

      1. Lorelei Cohen profile image82
        Lorelei Cohenposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Okay going to take a look at that if I don't hear back on the DMCA within a couple days.

  8. Virginia Allain profile image68
    Virginia Allainposted 22 months ago

    It looks like a collection of travel bloggers. Is it the owner grabbing stuff or some of the individual bloggers? What I looked at seemed legitimate, people blogging about their honeymoon trip and such.

    1. Lorelei Cohen profile image82
      Lorelei Cohenposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      It is individual bloggers.

      1. LongTimeMother profile image96
        LongTimeMotherposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Or maybe the owner pretending to be multiple bloggers ... to give the impression the site is 'popular'.

    2. LongTimeMother profile image96
      LongTimeMotherposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Hi Virginia. I noticed it was encouraging people to start their own 'accounts', but didn't bother looking at any.  It is interesting if legit people are posting there.

      You have to wonder why anyone other than the owner of the site would bother copying someone's hubs though.

      Presumably the owner intends to place ads on every page ... hoping that lots of family members keep checking in for the latest news. But isn't that what most people use facebook or instagram for?

  9. Shades-of-truth profile image85
    Shades-of-truthposted 22 months ago

    I found it, without the XXX's. He is blatantly copying people's articles!

    1. Lorelei Cohen profile image82
      Lorelei Cohenposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      You have to remove the XXX I always dead a link rather than giving that person more credit in search.

      1. Shades-of-truth profile image85
        Shades-of-truthposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Lorelei,

        I finally figured it out. Unbelievable, what he is doing!

  10. flycatcherrr profile image86
    flycatcherrrposted 22 months ago

    That site getjealous.com is a place where people can sign up to have their own "travel blog" & the plagiarists find it a good place to hide. 

    I found some of my articles copied there a short while ago (same domain, different user/blog) and used the Contact link on the site to complain directly to the domain's owner.  The offending blog was removed quite promptly. 

    It was faster & easier than filing a DMCA, though of course I was perfectly prepared to do so if the site owner didn't shut down the content thief "within 24 hours". 

    Anyway, you might try that, Lorelei - save a bit of time in filing DMCA possibly.

    1. Lorelei Cohen profile image82
      Lorelei Cohenposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I filed the DMCA notice through the contact button to the site itself. Generally I will file it to a host provider if it is an individual site owner and not a content base site reliant on other posters.

      I am pretty sure that I have filed against this site before as well.

      1. flycatcherrr profile image86
        flycatcherrrposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Yeah, I think this site will continue to be a recurring thorn in our side, as it seems not to do any quality control of the "blogs" it hosts. sad

  11. Chriswillman90 profile image93
    Chriswillman90posted 22 months ago

    I can't stand people like this, they're nothing but a bunch of thieves and are too lazy to do their own work. I hope people like this get shut down immediately as it tarnishes our credibility.

  12. favored profile image57
    favoredposted 22 months ago

    Thanks Lorelei. I didn't see any of mine unless the title was changed, but did recognize some from other hubbers.

  13. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 22 months ago

    Not sure if anyone else cautioned about this - but please get rid of the live link. Create spaces between the url triggers.  the letters www connected to anything will make it go live.

    1. Lorelei Cohen profile image82
      Lorelei Cohenposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      If you read the post it says "remove XXX to view link" the link is dead.

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    Laurie Viposted 22 months ago

    Thanks lorelei for posting this. I will keep my eye on this guy.

  15. JJNW profile image74
    JJNWposted 22 months ago

    Here'a the HubPages page on info on how to deal with people stealing your content and now to file a dmca complaint. You may all know it, but I didn't, so maybe it will help someone.

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

    1. Lorelei Cohen profile image82
      Lorelei Cohenposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I have a DMCA form letter that I just change the information on and send. I send out a lot of them unfortunately. I still have not heard back from this site though.

  16. Lorelei Cohen profile image82
    Lorelei Cohenposted 22 months ago

    Just updating to say that this fellow and his stolen / spun blogs have been removed. smile

    1. colorfulone profile image85
      colorfuloneposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      That is great news. Thank you for letting us know that the site has been erased from the internet. smile

    2. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Hooray for you!  I like nothing better than hearing that a thief has been shut down. smile

    3. Shades-of-truth profile image85
      Shades-of-truthposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Great to hear that, Lorelei!

    4. Lorelei Cohen profile image82
      Lorelei Cohenposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Yep, one down...

 
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