Got my first notices of copied content and sure enough, two are on flixya.com, one on a Menopause site, and one on a Wordpress site. I wouldn't care, only the first three are earning Google Adsense. Even then I wouldn't care, but it is always alarming to think that someone might come across my stuff elsewhere and think that I stole it from THEM, rather than the other way around. I know there have been several forum threads on this; I just needed to vent!
It is very frustrating and sad that people actually do this to us. Report it and vent anytime!
Just curious, how did you find our someone was copying your work?
Vent away, I'd be mad and frustrated too!
HubPages puts a notice at the beginning of the hub which reads
"COPIED: The content of this hub may have been copied on another site. [learn more]
Some or all of the text from this hub appears to have been duplicated on another site. While your hub is not being penalized on HubPages, if this is your original content and it has been copied without your permission, we recommend that you protect your copyright by filing DMCA complaints with sites listed below, as appropriate.
* 08/01/09 - http:/ and the web address
This hub was first published March 7, 2009"
I prefer to complain to google adsense:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Had-your-conten … le-adsense
You have to do it in writing, but it is more satisfying to get their account banned. They will never get another one.
Thanks, Mark -- I'm printing out the information as I type this.
Flixya is a menace. They clearly *wink* at plagiarism. I used to have stuff stolen over there all the time and never had a lick of luck getting it removed until Misha told be to go straight through Google. Worked like a charm.
It annoys me too though. I've got a couple I should file right now again but I get so sick of having to do that all the time. I put it off and put it off. Sorry that happened to you. It's some kind of initiation event I think.
LOL Usually they don't steal garbage, so look at it as a recognition of some sort
Well waddaya know? Someone finally thought enough of one of my hubs to plagiarize it (or, at least, large portions of it)! Has anyone heard of Merinews? I sent my complaint, but I doubt that it will be addressed. If not, I'll have to take Mark's advice. That little red icon on my reports kind of bugs me.
It's happened to me a lot and I get fed up with trying to get sites to take stuff down. Some just ignore you. Writing to Google is also a lot of trouble especially with the lengthy time it takes to post anything from here and I have to make a special trip to the post office in the nearest town to do this anyway. Why should we be disadvantaged by thieves?
I too had many hubs copied where the main DMCA information is scribd, flixya,blogspot, type pad etc. I succeeded in removing the majority of the duplicates. But i am having problem with typepad and flixya where my mails have not been responded at all. (The blogger added a credit to me today but with no link to my article or profile page.)
Here is my content http://hubpages.com/hub/Cheating-Husban … ationships (published May 13, 2009)
Here is the copied content http://chasingrainbows.typepad.com/chas … ticle.html
Yeah, Flixya... please make sure to enjoy busting them, they deserve it.
I just got to file a NOI with one of the biggest tattoo sites on the web, and it was interesting to not only get an immediate take-down and apologetic reply from their webmaster, but to get a 2nd apology from one of their higher-ups. They said one of their site interns had gotten lax with research. Lax apparently means copying 3/4 of one of my most highly-trafficked hubs.
Do you guys just randomly look at one of your hubs and see the red dot, or does it get highlighted pink in the account window so you know to look at it?
Just wondering. So many of you are getting this and I couldn't imagine that you check everyone of your hubs everyday to see if it is all good. I know I wouldn't.
It's s little red copyright symbol on your "MY Hubs" page, right next to the title of the hub in question.
I feel thankful that this has not yet happened to me (touch wood). However, it appears from what I've seen to date that these guys seem to steal from the best @ HP; so in that respect I'm probably quite safe atm.
I can't imagine how gutted you would feel about this blight; but I hope that you all manage to kick the butts of the pirates & their publishers who do this to you. Good Luck.
I had four stolen, three responded to my email with notices that content had been removed and one ignores me still. I'm too lazy to do anything about it beyond that because I don't generate enough revenue off of them to bother. But when people ask why I don't self publish my "real" writing on the net, I can assure you finding a novel or even just a short story has been ripped off would piss me off so bad I don't even know what I would do. So, brick and mortar for the stuff into which heart and soul is poured.
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