still new here, but the question is: what to do with a fellow hubber who has copied my article content from another site and placed it on his personal website?
All of your writings in hubpages are copyrighted. You can sue him for violating your copy right.
You may chose to warn him and he may withdraw.
make sure he/she has added a backlink to your profile or something.
I know I have used other hubbers content on external sites but I always ask first and include a link to them.
if it were so easy. a follow-up question would be what does hp do with its members who knowingly practice this sort of behavior, for lack of a better term?
Well you cannot do nothing but google will itself punish him for plagiarizing
theres a link on the bottom right of the page labele "copyright" that would help you ^^
You should also contact him and give him a formal cease and desist. You'll find some useful information here: http://www.cybertriallawyer.com/intelle … rtylawyers
File a DMCA complaint. Send one to the violator, a copy to their ISP and if they use AdSense, file a copy with Google.
thanks, everyone, for the help. i've re-checked his site, the article has been removed. the greater issue now is that he is a fellow hubber.
What is the blog address so we can check it out and see if he copied anything from the rest of us?
If you have an issue with a fellow Hub site user, the appropriate method for dealing with them is to contact the site admin (the FAQ/help page details this), not start a public lynching in the forums.
actually, i'm trying to follow proper procedure here by asking questions. they may not be the right ones, but they're questions nonetheless. i don't see anything here resembling a public lynching.
My reply was partially to answer your question and partially to point out that Uninvited Writer was encouraging the matter to go in a direction that is inappropriate.
Well I think its a good thing to post in the forums so everyone else can watch for there own work to be copied. Its something I would have never thought of happening. Thank You!
Sorry to hear that BlueDog. I had a similar experience with an article I wrote. I was scanning the news wires and came across an article that quoted an entire paragraph except for one word on how a drug worked on the central nervous system. I sent a warning e-mail to the writer, but never heard back.
Google webmaster help states
If you find that another site is duplicating your content by scraping (misappropriating and republishing) it, it's unlikely that this will negatively impact your site's ranking in Google search results pages. If you do spot a case that's particularly frustrating, you are welcome to file a DMCA request to claim ownership of the content and request removal of the other site from Google's index.
So you can request the other site be deindexed, if you want to.
thanks, everyone, for your help, comments, and suggestions.
relalche, you are correct. now that the dust has settled, somewhat, perhaps the question is why would a hubber - one who has over 2,500 posts and also has been in the hubs system for 17 months - try getting a newbie in hot water? unwanted writer, ??
actually there is another question regarding the original question. why is team hubpages position on plagiarizers this: they review "_________ Hubs that have duplicate content and have unpublished those that violate our rules. We cannot, however, control what a hubber publishes on their own websites, like ___________.com, and the only recourse for those instances is contacting the author as you have done."
so, the guy plagiarizes, and i report it. then everything is hunky dori? he's still commenting, he's still becoming the fan of, and he's still publishing. a dollar to a nickel says he's still plagiarizing. this is what we, as a hub community, have to put up with? not even a slap on the wrist? how about a thump on the forehead?
how about this: maybe team hubpages could let us all be a member of his fan club, that way we can all keep an eye on him.
If a Hubber is caught repeatedly posting others' hubs on another site for personal gain, I do ban them. In this case, however, we only had one complaint (from you, blue dog), and it wasn't a hub that had been ripped off.
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