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Duplicate Content?? What to do? Please Help!!!

  1. LWoods profile image82
    LWoodsposted 21 months ago

    HI,
    I am new to hubpages and have received a message saying that one of my articles are a duplicate??? It is original content so I am highly confused and not sure what to do...I did try to run a scan on it with one of those free plagiarism checkers and it did show one sentence as been in existence... I can easily change the sentence but I am just not sure if that is the real reason it was flagged as duplicate.  I have been reading that there are people stealing hub articles before they are published...I can I find out if this has happened to me?

    I truly appreciate your help...thanks

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
      Matthew Meyerposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Your Hub is showing as a duplicate of this site.
      http://superitchy.com/here-are-10-commo … -disaster/

      1. LWoods profile image82
        LWoodsposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        What can I do? This is my original content. I originally had this posted on Yahoo Voices, but of course they shut down. But this is 100% my content. Could you please advise how to handle this matter? I am not sure how they stole my article??

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
          Matthew Meyerposted 21 months ago in reply to this

          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 issuing such a notice here.
          http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/how- … -complaint

          1. LWoods profile image82
            LWoodsposted 21 months ago in reply to this

            Thank you Matthew Meyer...I sent an email to the site requesting them to take down my unauthorized content and hours later when I went back it was taking down. Now there is an error message saying the URL is not found. Should I still file a DMCA? Sorry for all the questions, I just want to make sure I handle the matter correctly. Thank you

            1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
              Matthew Meyerposted 21 months ago in reply to this

              It sounds like the site may have removed the infringing page.
              If that is the case, then issuing a DMCA notice of infringement would no longer be necessary as the content is no longer there.

              This site shows it is returning a 404 HTTP code, so that means it is gone (at least for now)
              http://httpstatus.io/

              1. LWoods profile image82
                LWoodsposted 21 months ago in reply to this

                Ok, so would be okay to resubmit my article or should I wait a few days?

                1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
                  Matthew Meyerposted 21 months ago in reply to this

                  You should be fine sending it to be reviewed.

                  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
                    TIMETRAVELER2posted 21 months ago in reply to this

                    I would add that re posting articles from a site that closed down is a slippery slope because once that site is off line, you have no proof that the work is yours.  That in between time between having an article removed and then posting it elsewhere is what plagiarists live for because the work is fair game.  You are lucky they removed it!

 
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