The blog is at secondsearch.blogspot.com. He's used three of my Hubs. I've had to report him to Google because he's got so many pop-ups on his site, I haven't been able to find a way to contact the blogger himself.
"if one was so inclined they could click on the part that says "ads by google" and they will be brought to a page that allows you to report violations directly to adsense (and no, they dont make money from the click)
a little software bot crawls along a webpage and copies all the text(or more), than it saves it as a file.
Now someone can use that file to build their own clone of the page or its contents.
The site in question seems to be scraping and than spinning the content in an attempt to make it unique...if one was so inclined they could click on the part that says "ads by google" and they will be brought to a page that allows you to report violations directly to adsense (and no, they dont make money from the click)
So what do you plan to do? I imagine this is a problem for anyone who produces any content on the web. There are no copyright infringement laws in place to deal with this kind of problem? How does an individual look after this on their own? With so many Hubs copied, can hubbers as a group do something?
It's very simple, Wildiris. As Sunforged said, if the blog shows Adsense ads, you can click on the "ads by google" heading and you'll find a place where you can complain. If the complaint is upheld (which it will be if it's a blatant copy) then the blogger will lose his Adsense account. That'll shut him up!
Otherwise you can send a DMCA notice to the blogger - that sometimes works, and sometimes doesn't.
I know Marisa and I am sorry i could not explain myself properly. As I thought it is some software stealing articles at hubpages so I was wondering If HP would have any mechanism for that. Again I think that I have not explained myself properly, I am not at all tech savvy, So I apologise and I agree with you that it is upto the individual to protect their content.
The internet is setup to help share content. You really need to be concerned with which site (hubpages or the pirate blog) indexes your content first. As long as hub pages indexes your content first, the pirate blog will be put into the supplemental indexes and not receive traffic through search. I use custom tools I built to ensure this happens on my blog's content.
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