The site below has copied quite a few hubs. In fact as far as I can tell, all its posts are rip offs of hubs.
A few of the hubs copied-
http://hubpages.com/hub/Shaun-T-Insanit … iew-Week-1
http://hubpages.com/hub/Top-10-New-Year … ternatives
http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Pharisee-an … -Collector
http://hubpages.com/hub/aromatherapy-gi … e-holidays
Actually looking at the site in more detail I now realize that there are around 400 hubs that have been copied.
This kind of thing depresses the hell out of me....
ServeDome Internet Services hosts this blog. You can send a DMCA takedown notice to firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope it works.
I emailed servedome earlier today and I've just received this reply which doesn't tell us a lot.
The website: wikiwheels.com isn't hosted by our organization anymore.
Have you sent an email to the HP Team? If not, please do so they are aware.
I found this love story by KCC, http://wikiwheels.com/
Nice love story BTW!
I will email KCC!
After several hours, I just made it to the end of the last page of stolen content... page 229!
Just sent a blunt email to email@example.com. Indulged in a little polite abuse myself.
None of my work has been stolen - yet - but that is not the point. Other people's work has been, and that impacts on all Hubbers.
Thanks for emailing me about my copied hub on this site JSAlison - I will certainly try and get them to take it down. Sorry to hear of all the problems that you have experienced from this site copying your hubs.
It is becoming almost a full time job to chase all these up!
Gotta love on the 'Submit an article' link: Please do not submit work of others
Wow... that is the one thing that really bugs me about the web (besides cyberbullying)... it's so easy to rip off other people's content with no consequences.
Dumb question but if the author was given full credit on this crap site would it make any difference to us ?
I agree with other comments it's a pretty rough looking site with little or no original thought behind it and I can see no reason for it's existence.
Let's hope the action already taken will have some results but I wouldn't depend on Google taking action unless they get threatened with a law suit or inundated with thousands of complaints. If they're making money out of the site they'll ignore us unless we use naughty words... and even that is automatic !
Yes it would still make a difference even if the author was given full credit. People just can't help themselves to an article and post it where ever they like.
As the author and holder of copyright, you should have a say where, how and when your article is republished. There are some places I don't want my work to be associated with.
If articles are stolen, HubPages will probably find it at some stage and then your hub will be marked copied. You then have to find it and get it removed.
I can understand your skepticism but google doesn't want these kinds of websites in their index and they say so here. Also, there is no advertising on the website so they are not making money from it.
I'm pretty confident they'll get rid of it in their index.
I have emailed Chereska.net which looks like it might be hosting the site to tell them that wikiwheels contains a lot of copied content, asked them to try and get it removed and close down the site if they won't comply.
I'm not holding my breath, but climb every mountain and all!
As annoying as it that they've been copying content, I can't see the point in this site at all. The format is terrible for the type of content, it needs to be categorized not just listed like a blog, doesn't even have a custom search feature from what I can see. As it is it also stands little to gain from any content, so I'm yet to see why they've bothered to copy content.
A domain name like wikiwheels.com could actually be used for good quality high traffic site, so it's a shame it's been wasted on that sort of activity.
Looks like a site just thrown up there, still says "just another wordpress site" as the tag line.
Chances are it is very new and every article is just a scraped hub or article from all over the web, often by RSS feeds.
These are a dime a dozen, chances are there are hundreds more of these by the same person. Contact the host and I'm sure it will be taken down.
I never bother with them, for every one you find there's a hundred more with your content on it.
I wonder what Wikipedia would think about them ripping off their format, logo look etc?
I've reported the site to google. Hopefully they will remove them from their index pretty quickly.
Also, if you go to a particular article on wikiwheels you can leave a comment. I did and let them know that we know and that their site has been reported.
That's not all... SO far I have three more that I have found.
Will post titles shortly.
http://wikiwheels.com/meeting-and-marry … tegorized/
This is another one. I think if my memory serves me correctly its KCC's.
Also found on the thief site...
http://hubpages.com/hub/15minutepoetry by northwesstarr
http://hubpages.com/hub/ObamaStillFirml … edinDenial by Partisan Patriot
http://hubpages.com/hub/Direct-Selling- … reams-Real by JohnnyWik
http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Magdalene-S … nvent-Life by MichaelLMaxwell
Am still looking.
I give up getting links. Basically, everything on this site comes directly from a Hub.
Some of them still the Related Hubs capsule and comments with them.
Yes, I noticed that. There are even references to Hubnuggets! They've made absolutely no attempt to hide HubPages references.
Such as this on page 7...
Dear Hubber, Here's Why Your HubPages Score Decreases
Having checked, this is a Hub by talfonso.
Look they even copied the copyright line I put at the end of each hub!!! Dumb or just totally not caring about getting caught??
Were all those yoga hubs yours CMH?
Arrogant or stupid - I don't know but lets hope the entire site is closed down quickly.
The only Hub published so far by its creator. It seems that anything posted there by The Turning Wheels of Wiki is stolen from Hubbers.
Attention PearlDiver.... found this Hub on the thief site...
'This Sensuous Language of Love': A Life Circle and Seductive Poem ...
11 Nov 2010 ... 'This Sensuous Language of Love': A Life Circle and Seductive Poem of Hope: About Love and the Attraction of No Words; by Pearldiver. ...
wikiwheels.com/...sensuous-language-of-love...love.../uncategorized/ - Cached
'This Sensuous Language of Love': A Life Circle and Seductive Poem ...
'This Sensuous Language of Love': A Life Circle and Seductive Poem of Hope: About Love and the Attraction of No Words; by Pearldiver.
hubpages.com/.../This-Sensuous-Language-of-Love-A-Life-Circle-and-Seductive-Poem-of-Hope-About-Love-and-the-Attraction-of-Words - Cached
These Thieves have my article on Google as #1
My Own work is #2
This is BS.... I had them take this down a week ago.. but it is Still in the Google system and still hasn't been removed from their cache... Not Good Enough...
@ Toby.. Thanks - I didn't know they pinched that hub.. maybe did that in response to me threatening them last week...
Time we Collectively Took Down These Scumbags!!!
I have 50 Domains and hosted space if anyone wants to join me in setting up a Butt Kicking Site... Just email me if you're serious - I'm happy to share it completely.
Good Stuff... thx SunSeven... I think they are about to be Bombarded!
I Have Written to ServeDome.com and advised them that if they haven't put the hard word on Wikiwheels within 24 hours.. THEY Also have a problem!
Time to Kick Butts... Or we will be doing this every week!
This involves ALL of US... Don't be Apathetic about it.. Change It!
eNom Inc is the domain registrar for this spam blog. You can also shoot off another DMCA to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is what I sent to serve dome. Hope it helps. Bed time down here. Will check in tomorrow to see if any action.
I am writing to lodge my complaint and absolute disgust at the site wikiwheels.com.
It would seem that every single post (200+ pages of them) have been stolen from hubpages.com. In most cases, the thief, posting as Turning Wheels of Wiki, has not even bothered to remove the proof of the thefts!
As the host of this site of spam and thievery, I trust that you will do the right thing and remove wikiwheels.com from your server. Should you choose not to take action, the matter will be taken further by the copyright owners of the stolen content currently being harboured on your server.
I did similar but more direct...
so I'm sure they have a decision to make!
Good on You Toby.
You got my hopes up that it might be copying the format of hubpages so we could have more revenue sharing article sites. Sad to see it just plagiarizes.
Have sent a pointed email to servedome, so hopefully they will act after all these communications from hubbers
This Thread..... Should NOT BE in the SandPit!
- For Obvious Reasons!
Yeah they have a couple of mine on there,its not impacting on my traffic but it is annoying,have emailed them twice and shall be issuing a dmca notice with the ip tommorow!!
The certainly site appears to be gone. I wish I could claim some credit but it was down to the work of people who moved a lot more quickly than me (it is a busy week!).
So many thanks to all who helped.
Appears to be down from here also, I left a comment on one of the articles I created and it was removed the next day. Don't understand why they bother removing articles if most of them are copied...
are they all copied???
Just checked and they appear to have taken it all down. Yay!
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