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Now I know I'm a success; I just had a hub stolen

  1. CatherineGiordano profile image86
    CatherineGiordanoposted 22 months ago

    It's my first.

    Here is the url of the stolen content.

    http://globalknowledgepedia.com/happine … happiness/

    The text is 100% copied. Just the title is changed. My title was How to be Happy: Quotes from Famous People on Happiness.

    There doesn't seem to be a way to contact the owner of the site. What do I do now.

    Thanks.

    1. CatherineGiordano profile image86
      CatherineGiordanoposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I tweeted this hub earlier today. I think that is when it was stolen.  The red copyright sign appeared next to the title on my account page.  I googled the domain name. IP address is in Australia.

    2. Writer Fox profile image77
      Writer Foxposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      The website is hosted by Confluence Networks in India.  Send a DMCA Notice to:
      abuse@confluence-networks.com

      Because that company is an affiliate provider of Hostgator Asian Operations Division, I would also send a DMCA Notice to Hostgator on this form: http://www.hostgator.com/dmca

      1. davidlivermore profile image91
        davidlivermoreposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        DMCA's have yet to work for me so I stopped trying awhile ago.

      2. CatherineGiordano profile image86
        CatherineGiordanoposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Writer Fox: I sent the DMCA to hostgator using the link you provided.

    3. CatherineGiordano profile image86
      CatherineGiordanoposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I just accidently discovered that there is a tab on the "My account page" all the way on the left that says "copied hubs."  When I clicked on it I saw my one copied hub, and a letter I could use to report it.  It did not give an email address for where to send the letter, but I think it might do that in some cases. If I had known to click on this tab, the whole process would have been a lot simpler. I can return to this tab in a day or so to find out if the content has been removed.

    4. CatherineGiordano profile image86
      CatherineGiordanoposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I'm happy to report that my issue is resolved. The thief took the webpage down before HostGator could act on my complaint. (I has written him directly.)  Thank you all for your help and support. This was my first time dealing with copied content.

      1. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 22 months ago in reply to this

        congrats! I've had the same thing happen to me a couple of times. The site owner will often just take the page down. If I can't contact the site owner or they won't take it down, I'll then resort to contacting the webhost.

        1. CatherineGiordano profile image86
          CatherineGiordanoposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          Some say don't contact the owner, just do the DMCA.  Do others have advice on this?

          1. Kylyssa profile image95
            Kylyssaposted 22 months ago in reply to this

            Go straight to the ISP. The blog owners are copying content and chances are that they know they shouldn't. I only contact the owner in the rare occasion it's something like a church blog or obviously just someone ignorant of copyright laws.

    5. CatherineGiordano profile image86
      CatherineGiordanoposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      My stolen hub issue was resolved very quickly. The thief took down my content. However, the little red "c" is still on the name of the hub in my account list. When does it get removed? Is it bad for my score or something if it is not removed?

  2. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 22 months ago

    Was trying to find contact information on them for serving a DMCA notice, but it's weird, looks like they are their own host for their own domain. They do have an admin email and also they are registered with hostgator india--I'd start with those for giving them a DMCA notice. Here's the info-- http://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=g … epedia.com

    On that page you can see their admin email address. Also, you can google hostgator india and find out how to contact them.

    1. CatherineGiordano profile image86
      CatherineGiordanoposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the info on whois.  I found an email address there and sent an email asking that the stolen content be removed and saying that I had filed a DMCA with Hostgator.

      Should I have attached a DMCA form to the email address also. Where can I get the template?

      Thanks everyone for your help.

  3. profile image59
    rvchristoposted 22 months ago

    good

  4. ShelleyHeath profile image85
    ShelleyHeathposted 22 months ago

    Oh my goodness, i'd be so annoyed! Have you perhaps tried looking up the site on Whois? https://www.whois.net/ This is a domain look up that should tell you who owns the site, maybe you could investigate from there?

  5. Lady Lorelei profile image77
    Lady Loreleiposted 22 months ago

    I generally send the DMCA directly to the webhost as this seems to work best. HostGator is very good at removing stolen work from their sites.

    1. CatherineGiordano profile image86
      CatherineGiordanoposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you Lady Lorelei:  it is good to know that they act promptly.

      1. Lady Lorelei profile image77
        Lady Loreleiposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        I have found that the majority of time when you send the DMCA to the plagiarist all that it does is give him access to your personal information. This is a disreputable person you are dealing with so I prefer to give them as little extra fuel to abuse as is possible. Generally the host is a much better pathway to having the plagiarized copy removed.

        1. CatherineGiordano profile image86
          CatherineGiordanoposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          Thanks Lorelei. I will not send an email to the thief in the future; just to the host.

  6. makingamark profile image72
    makingamarkposted 22 months ago

    Just one more thing - I have an email address dedicated to dealing with such matters.
    That way I'm never ever giving the email address I use most often to people who steal things......

    1. CatherineGiordano profile image86
      CatherineGiordanoposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Another god idea.  I'm glad I posted this because I'm getting so much good information about how to deal with this stuff.

  7. S Jayaseeli profile image60
    S Jayaseeliposted 22 months ago

    Hahaha.

    Hope it gets sorted out! Hey! It's pretty cool that people are stealing your work! Cheer up!

 
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