My hub(5 Ways to Embarrass Yourself at a Job Interview) was copied word for word for this winning website: http://www.squibcrib.com/humanresources.html.
As far as I can tell, the entire page is nothing but stolen content which is classy, for certain. I've sent the editor an e-mail asking for the content to either be removed or modified to include only a small portion of the article, my name, and a link to the original webpage.
A quick domain search showed he registered with godaddy, who I believed has a pretty stringent "no copyrighted material" rule. Has anyone had any real luck getting stolen content taken care of in the past?
I file Notice of Infringement statements regularly, and they do get honored. I've only had to escalate to filing with the ISP a handful of times, but it usually never goes beyond contacting the admin for the site.
Yes, I've filed a few and they've been actioned.
By the way, has it occurred to you that by posting a hyperlink to his site, you're doing him a favour?
My friend, it happens to the best of us - in the end I just got irritated and posted:
"All my hubs are protected under British and American Copy Right Law. All rights reserved Luke Andrew Marr 2009 © All titles of poems and poems are copy righted. All my work is protected under the 1911 Copy Right Act and the 1956 Copy Right Act which state that the second I have written it down it becomes protected by Copy Right Law. I am also protected under the 1998 Sonny Bono Act which states that my work is protected for 120 years. It is protected by American, English, Australian and many other Copy Right Laws. On top of that I am also protected by the Intellectual Property Law and the Database Right of EU Law. I am also protected by the related author rights thus stated in (Art. 1 Rome; Art. 7.1 Geneva; Art. 1.2 WPPT). Basically, the message here is; don't try and plagiarize because I know my stuff."
It's on my page. Took me hours to find all that stuff out.
by LongTimeMother2 years ago
I have noticed that some of my hubs are copied and pasted onto other sites within days of me publishing them, which suggests to me that some of the thieves may be among my followers here on hp.Well, I now have a new...
by HSanAlim6 years ago
Given all the time spend world wide worrying about Panda and Google's poor quality and duplicate content comments, what the hell does this post from GOOGLE themselves mean. Talk about...
by Teri Silver5 years ago
I am having a major meltdown now, Because Hubpagges told me to, I signed up for Google's whatever it is about ads, now they've disabled it because they said I violated ... something about clicks. I don't have a clue...
by Rob Welsh5 years ago
How many more times are we expected to have to put up with Article Thieves who use HP solely as a place to easily Steal from and to enable those thieves to fill their own sites with our Original and Copyrighted...
by Rob Welsh6 years ago
These Thieves are back up again.. and once again monetized with that company that has a dollar each way on both the thieves and the Copyright owners... Google!It appears that much of the HubPages content has been...
by agilitymach11 months ago
I just found that one of my Hubs was stolen in June 2014 and published in a magazine. I wouldn't have found out about it except that they have now put their magazine on-line. It was stolen by a slick looking...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.