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
Your Hub is showing as a duplicate of this site.
http://superitchy.com/here-are-10-commo … -disaster/
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??
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
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
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)
Ok, so would be okay to resubmit my article or should I wait a few days?
You should be fine sending it to be reviewed.
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!
One good thing about how YCN handled their shutdown (among some bad ones) is that they gave us plenty of notice. I had a ton of articles that were plagiarized - I just found 3 more a couple of days ago. But having copied them to my web site (with robots.txt set to no-index so they don't appear in search), I have proof for DMCA notices, and have been uniformly successful.
How do I find out if my articles have been used? Is there a free site I can used online? Before M.Meyer gave me the site link to the site that had used my content, I had a very hard time finding where it was??
Assuming you have all your old Y!CN articles saved, one easy way to start is to just plug in a sentence or two from it in Google search, and see if it comes up in use elsewhere. There were a number of (expletive deleted) sites like "superitchy" where blackhatters basically ripped and reposted Y!CN content figuring people would not be able to come after them after the original content was deleted by Yahoo. I'm still hunting down and swatting out copies of my articles there and a few other similar sites like "beefycow.com". But at least now they finally have put up that contact form and will delete your articles if you contact them...it wasn't nearly so easy some months ago but I guess they got tired of constantly being reported to Google and Amazon for copyright violation...
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