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Just got an alert one of my best hubs has been copied

  1. Bard of Ely profile image89
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    But when I followed the link it brought me to this site:
    and the entire contents of my hub including the hubpages warning for my eyes only saying it had been copied was displayed. This is worrying! The comments section and everything is appearing. How can this have happened unless my account has been hacked or something? Before I do anything else can someone please tell me what has happened here and what this bwebcentral site is?

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      ankigarg87posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It will be due to some part of your hub matches with the content published on other website

  2. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    Bard I can't help you with what the site is about. However I'd advise you to get a DMCA filed asap. I've had three this fortnight alone (that I'm aware of) and one of them was the devil to sort out. What ticked me off more than the full on copy and pasting of my hubs (none of which had a link back) was the fact that one of the sites was very rude.

    They acted as though I was causing them problems. It was only when I got fed up of waiting for a reply and emailed them (no mean feat!) once again to inform them that I was filing with their hosting comapny and affiliate companies that they removed my hub.

    Re the hacking - no idea hmm

    Hope you get sorted smile

  3. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    It's a mad world... I cannot get that song out of my head, i sing it all the time, maybe because, lately so many things going on are just mad.,.... no explanation, to peoples rude and unkind behavior at all......  hope you get it deleted, Brenda

    1. David 470 profile image86
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hahaha, I know that song. There are many versions of that song though.

  4. Bard of Ely profile image89
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    I just emailed the guy who according to the site created it and I have said that his site is infringing my copyright! In fact my copyright notice is now on his site too as part of the complete hub which has somehow been stolen. Usually it is just a copy and paste but this has somehow taken everything including all sections and the ads and even the notice to me from hubpages warning that my hub has been duplicated!

    1. frogdropping profile image85
      frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Have the done a screen capture and printed that?

      Funnily enough I've just found another quite by accident. So I've filed another DMCA. I don't mind (sometimes) when it's only part of a hub and it links back to me. But when it's the full hub, no nod to me, I do mind. Judging on my earnings on HP I'm supposing that they don't really do much damage. I guess it's the principle.

      Exactly where is the hub Bard? And don't link it, write the URL text wise. No point giving them a link smile

  5. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    "It's a mad world" go sort them out Bard, they must be nuts to think they can get away with that.

  6. CMHypno profile image90
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    I would contact the HubPages team Bard, as only you are supposed to be able to see the copyright notice on your hub.  It might be worth changing your password just in case someone else has gotten hold of it

  7. Bard of Ely profile image89
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    Frogdropping I haven't posted the link to my hub here because I believe that is not allowed.

    Thanks for the advice, CM!

    Ankigarg87, yes, it matches it exactly and that is what I am on about!

  8. Bard of Ely profile image89
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    I changed my password and signed in with it and then went to investigate the link and found horror of horror that I can navigate within it to all of the other parts of my hub account. In other words my hub site appears to have been duplicated - all of it!

    I have mailed support here!

  9. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    you are the only one that can see your warning. if you're signed in, you can see it. that site links to your page and places a toolbar at the top. many hubs are there. there are others threads discussing it. HP staff is aware as others are reporting copied hubs from this site.

    this post gives some more info.
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/56239?p … ost1280617

    links about the site[s]
    http://www.articleswap.biz/articleswap/ … e-swap.php

  10. tdarby profile image60
    tdarbyposted 6 years ago

    Bard of Ely--hope it all gets worked out.  I spent a year building a retail site and then some guy came along and just started copying all my descriptions word for word--he stopped but it took some serious legal threats to get him to stop.  Good luck

  11. Bard of Ely profile image89
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    Thanks, RebekahELLE and tdarby! I will look at those links now!

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      bard, you might want to ask HP to move this thread to report a problem forum.  I really hope it gets worked out. obviously someone is coming in linking to high scoring hubs.

      if you read the articleswap.biz link, it explains it more.
      the sites work together.

  12. Bard of Ely profile image89
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    Rebekah, thank you for all your help here! I am mainly worried that my Google account will not be in a mess because of this! I just read on one of those links that Izzy had had the same experience. I don't understand how this can be done, that another website can have access to your account here like it appears it can!

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have one copied like that too at that webcentral. I will just email the team about it, and yes the copied article hits 100 hubscore most of the time,

  13. Bard of Ely profile image89
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    I mailed the guy that owns the offending site and got this back which isn't very helpful:

    Sorry I missed your email.

    I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. Be prepared for my mood.


  14. sunforged profile image68
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    hmm, i thought that site just had an iframe with your hub displayed - never looked like it was hosting content.

    would have to see the actual link to the copied content, to see page source.

    thats usually why its a "perfect" copy all the way to the individual ads - because its not a copy, its your actual hub displayed in an iframe.

    1. pauldeeds profile image
      pauldeedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Correct.  A hub displayed in a frame isn't really anything to worry about, but we are still trying to determine why it's getting picked up by the dupe checker.  I suspect the content of the hub must be being presented to our crawler not in a frame for some brief period, but haven't been able to catch one yet.

      If you happen to be using articleswap.biz to promote your articles, stopping may help.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image91
        rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        thanks Paul. that makes sense, because otherwise views would not show up coming from that site, correct? 

        I've never used either site, but had one hub show up on both sites.

      2. relache profile image88
        relacheposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I don't use that site at all, and they've grabbed one of my Hubs too.  The NOI just left my email outbox.

  15. Bard of Ely profile image89
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    Paul, I haven't used either site too! I am very relieved my account is safe! I changed my password twice!

    1. JPRuss profile image61
      JPRussposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Bard,

      My name is JP, and I am a co-owner of the site you've linked above (bwebcentral)

      I am very sorry for the trouble you are experiencing. It is *NOT* an attempt to copy your content. When a user submits content to the site, the site pushes out an iframe inside javascript to redirect the user to your site.

      The hubpages crawler cannot read the javascript and instead sees the content as a duplicate. Any user actually flowing to the link will in fact see the real hubpages site (in an frame), and all advertising will still work and is credited to you. It is in fact not a copy but actually the hubpages site.

      To all those out there experiencing the same problem ,please feel free to drop me a message on hupages here with the link to your hub that  hubpages believes is being copied.

      I will remove all links to your site from my site, and the error will go away.

      Again I apologize for any trouble. I have been made aware that this has happened to others as well, and I have removed those items immediately.

      I do not intentionally try to violate DMCA, and will reply with any problems as quickly as possible.

  16. Dolores Monet profile image92
    Dolores Monetposted 6 years ago

    Hmm, if it's taking people back to our hub, no problem right? I ran into one of these and it had me confused. Still am a bit.

  17. shazwellyn profile image84
    shazwellynposted 6 years ago

    This is what I got when I used the free trial at www.hubdefender.com - the site picked this up for me - which is great!  I have now learned something new and are happy to have my astore hub framed in this way!

    1. Bard of Ely profile image89
      Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

      Thank you for a full explanation, JPRuss!

    2. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 5 years ago

      BWebCentral is scraping Hubs again....

      This is the second time they've copied something of mine.