This hubber copied an Article from docstoc. I can't believe it. He also copied others.
Uncatched By Google search he answered the request asked 2 weeks ago.
Cached article on DocStoc Setember 11, 2009.
This is Google's cache of htp://www.docstoc.com/docs/7183696/HOW-TO-COPY-DVD-TO-CD. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on Sep 11, 2009 06:04:17 GMT
I also found his Drum Break one is copied from another source.
This is Google's cache of htp://www.ihowd.com/how-to-change-drum-brakes. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on Oct 2, 2009 11:52:56 GMT.
This is Google's cache of htp://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Change-Drum-Brakes-Step-By-Step. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on Oct 2, 2009 14:48:03 GMT
This Hubber is copying content from DocStoc and ihowd.com.
How come Hubpages didn't flag it as duplicate? I think because I found this..Hubpages should come up with a way to Check DocStoc and others. If we let him stay, we would be Hypocrites. I flagged for duplicate content.
Hubber Name: lw2182001
Heres the Picture Cache Proof:
Maybe some more detection measures should be made by Hubpages so people don't do the same here.
I notice that he has no fans too and just started 2 months ago. You have good eyes Thranax!
We check every hub for duplication as soon as it's published, and the more you duplicate the lower your Hubber Score will be (meaning the less likely you'll be to get any traffic). There is a reason that person has a score below 60.
However, duplication does not always mean plagiarism, and a duplicated hub that does not contain promotional links is not against our rules. As the DMCA requires we will ban a user after repeated complaints. So the best thing to do if you see a hub that you think was plagiarized is to let someone from the original source know so that they can take a minute or two to file a DMCA complaint with us.
We respond to DMCA complaints very quickly. A valid DMCA complaint is the single best way to take care of copyright issues with any reputable site. If your goal is to have an article removed, I don't think it's worth wasting your time with any other type of communication.
Even if Duplicate Hubs get low score , they are getting Internal hubpage traffic to these copied hubs through searches made in hubpages and through tag pages. What can hubpages do about it.
If Hubpages has some system for automatically UNPUBLISHING all duplicate content along with the checking. It will have some real advantages ,
1. Everyone will try making changes till the hubs content becomes unique , so that they can be published by the author itself.
2. If some one else has copied the hub to other places , we can send email to Hubpages Team as we do at present.
This will make the spammers,
a. Delete their copied hubs.
b. Make Changes Till their Hub is Unique (This will make the spammers changed to good writers)
Instead , If Hubpages is giving them Low scores to their Hubs , nothing good will happen.
Checking out http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Copy-DVD-To-CD and there's a link to the members profile page at docstoc.com
HubPages HQ can't have a knee jerk reaction and start cleaning things out when they're not certain of ownership. I'm sure if there are any members at docstoc who have had their stuff lifted and published over here and they follow the correct procedure that HubPages will sort it out quickly.
Also keep in mind that there are PLR articles that get sold that are are allowed to be published by the buyer whereever they want. They don't do particularly well if they're not given a good rewrite, but they do have the right to publish it as they see fit.
Places like ezinearticles don't allow it. HubPages will, but a hubscore penalty might be in place. And too many of those and an entire account could have all outbound links nofollowed.
What about in the case of taking the "idea" of the hub and rewriting it in their own words? Is this allowed? I came across one of my hubs I wrote and there is another one similar to it that was written later. I didn't bother flagging simply because I didn't think of doing that.
I guess im a little Jumpy still. Sorry Paul. I guess she owns all three of them then...
Most likely she does not, but there is no practical way for us to determine who the copyright owner is every time we detect a duplicate.
Also, the damage done by falsely accusing someone of a copyright violation is typically a lot worse than the reverse. So we are pretty careful about not doing that systematically. As we often say, we "choose to reward original content".
It must be all that adrenaline after the last big game catch you made
thranax, that WAS quite a discovery you made. As one of the many beneficiaries of your discovery, I found it kind of mind-boggling, myself. A lot of us are probably going to be looking a little more now. You are HubPages' own "Columbus (or else "Columbo", the detective) of the Day". (Thanks, by the way.)
I was going to say that I had an article that I wrote on a previous blog, but I felt that it was an important enough issue to me to post it as a hub here, so I did. It is a duplicate and I'm well aware of that, and know that my hub score took a hit over it, BUT I felt it was an important enough issue, to me at least, that it was worth it to me.
That's one of the reasons our rules are structured as they are. Your score won't be hurt too much as long as only a small percentage of your hubs are duplicates.
and I appreciate that. This is a one and only time thing and it's because rescue animals are my cause!
Since some of my hubs are about Food/recipes I have thought about also posting them on my Blogger page...of course write a little different, but have to be very similar because of the type of material. I have avoided this because of fear of being flagged for duplicate or breaking the TOS with HP.
I transfered a couple of my articles from Helium to HP. How do readers know that they were MY articles - not plagiarism?? Just curious.
Because of the way you wrote them (they had the same spleling mistakes!)
They don't, and that's why HubPages won't take any action to delete them. It's also why you're going to get hit with a duplicate penalty.
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