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Hubpages Thief - Wedding & Clothing Related Hub Copier

  1. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    I discovered that one of my wedding hubs has been copied and it appears that the user has also copied quite a few other hubs as well. Here is the user's page, if you want to check.

    http:/ /www.articlesbase.com/authors/dresseshop/691721

    1. travelespresso profile image84
      travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      A hub of mine was copied on several sites including Articlesbase WL and they took action and removed the offending article very quickly. 

      Seems like this site is attracting lots of thieves.  Not good for its reputation!

      Good luck with getting yours removed.

      1. IzzyM profile image86
        IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I wouldn't like to think what Hubpages reputation is like - the amount of thieves there are on here is unbelievable!

        I think they should immediately unpublish anyone found guilty of putting up duplicate content and let them argue their case later, instead of making their outbound links nofollow or whatever it is they do.

        As to this latest article thief, she has put three or so more up in the last hour, and has put some of her copied work up on a site called entertainment.ezinemark.com where her stuff seems to have a copyright?

        1. travelespresso profile image84
          travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I think they should ban the account and I hope they do that.

        2. Edweirdo profile image94
          Edweirdoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I once had a hub of mine copied and published by someone else right here on HubPages! I emailed the team and the offending hub was unpublished within an hour. The thieving hubber disappeared soon after - I don't know if HP banned him or he just left, but I was impressed with the speed of their response.

          Unfortunately, I had to find that duplicate hub myself - I never received notification from HubPages of the duplicate, but found it on my own while I was developing HubDefender...

          1. IzzyM profile image86
            IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Funnily enough, just after I read this I tried out the free part of your software and found someone on here had duplicated one of my hubs twice!
            He's taken a makeup article, copied it and added a spam link at the bottom advising how to get the stuff free from Amazon - dare say with a stolen credit card!

            Reported!!

            I was up all night tracking down loads of the thieving gits and firing off DCMA notices.

            Your DCMA notices are great, by the way.
            I love the way you track down the hosts for us. Pity Hubpages didn't incorporate that!

            I even found another thief at Flixya (in addition to the one yesterday) who had not only copied loads of hubs, he'd copied one of mine too.

            Thanks to the speedy response I got from Flixya staff yesterday, I fired off another email in the reply box, and woke today to find this chap has been kicked off.

            There seems to be some relation between the latest thieves that are posting on Flixya and Indyarocks.com as the stolen hubs were posted both places.

            Many thanks again for your software smile

  2. RedElf profile image86
    RedElfposted 6 years ago

    I found a similar thief at http:/ /4wedding.info/
    - better check there too - I have already filed against them with AdSense.
    Will check here too - thanks!

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks

  3. yenajeon profile image82
    yenajeonposted 6 years ago

    That's awful. Maybe you can report them directly to articlebase. Or contact them and tell them to take the articles down before you take further action!

  4. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    I have sent an email to articles base. However I think the user has copied dozens of hubs so I hope that the more reports the site gets, the more chance the user will be banned altogether.

  5. RedElf profile image86
    RedElfposted 6 years ago

    Posted a warning, and posted the HubPages provided DMCA letter onto their site, but they have put up a bogus SPAM catcher, and I cannot post there anymore - so I went directly to AdSense and reported them.

    I'm happy to say I didn't find any of mine there, but I found some by other hubbers - get out there and check, people!

  6. yenajeon profile image82
    yenajeonposted 6 years ago

    OMG I just found a hub that dresseshop copied of mine?! LIke several!!
    http://www.articlesbase.com/clothing-ar … 13234.html

    http://hubpages.com/hub/What-to-Wear-fo … rs-Dresses

    Arg, this really makes me mad. I'm filing a complaint with the site immediately.

  7. yenajeon profile image82
    yenajeonposted 6 years ago

    I have just contacted the site, we will see if they contact me within 48 hours. sad

    1. Ign Andy profile image60
      Ign Andyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I wonder, is it possible to file against dressesshop.com

    2. Pente profile image86
      Penteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I posted a comment at articlesbase stating that the article was plagiarized.

      1. Autumn Lynn profile image71
        Autumn Lynnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That was a really nice thing today. Way to look out for each other!

  8. GarfieldGates profile image84
    GarfieldGatesposted 6 years ago

    hub thievery is par for the course on HP anymore.  I have about 4 or 5 that have the "copied content" warning in this account alone, and have sent DMCA warnings to no avail.  I really have no other course of action either as the sites don't run adsense and therefore can not be penalized.  My only other hope is that the stupid auto-blogs will be either noticed by Google and excluded from search results (or at least penalized), and that their owners will let the hosting/domain names lapse.

    1. Edweirdo profile image94
      Edweirdoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Have you sent your DMCA requests to the ISPs of the thieves?

      Sending it directly to the thief is not likely to get a reaction, but the ISP (if they operate inside the US) is legally bound to respond to all DMCA removal requests...

      1. GarfieldGates profile image84
        GarfieldGatesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Good idea!  Thanks!

  9. profile image0
    Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago

    I just went to the link that WryLit posted in the OP and got taken directly to wikkipedia. hmm

  10. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Oh and in addition to my last post, I am shocked to discover this theiving git is still here

    ht tp://hubpages.com/hub/freecosmetics

    1. travelespresso profile image84
      travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Get rid of him/her immediately I say!

      1. IzzyM profile image86
        IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well, him or her is still here! Think I should flag again?

  11. yenajeon profile image82
    yenajeonposted 6 years ago

    Articlesbase has not contacted me, removed the plagiarized article, or removed the author.
    Hopefully the articles get removed asap!

  12. thisisoli profile image63
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    Article base is generally pretty good at removing plagerized content.

  13. Brie Hoffman profile image81
    Brie Hoffmanposted 6 years ago

    How do you check to see if someone has copied your work?

  14. 2uesday profile image89
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    Just discovered at least one of my wedding hubs is on there too.

    I found it by copying a section of the hub and searching for it in Google, you put " " around it, to do that.

    added later here is the copy of my article :

    ht tp://www.articlesbase.com/fashion-articles/bridal-hair-accessories-part-1-3926757.html

  15. 2uesday profile image89
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    This bit is just taking the something or rather - from the article I mention above they provide a way of copying and request the credit for it!!! hmm


    Home Page > Shopping > Fashion > Bridal Hair Accessories-Part 1 (Ezine Ready) Bridal Hair Accessories-Part 1
    We know how important it is to share the things you love. That's why we're letting you re-publish this article, free! All you have to do is copy and paste the HTML code onto your website and... voila! Your favorite article will be there for you to share with all of your friends and family.


    Honor the author!


    Articlebase.com requires that you leave the original author name, article title and resource box intact. Please see our Publisher terms of use, before posting this article.

    For your convenience - feel free to use the article summary, keywords and URL of this article.

    Gets better does n't it?

    Honor and the author seem an odd choice in this case. hmm

  16. profile image0
    Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago

    I've just discovered that one of my hubs has been copied 10 times! I've emailed HP! Wow!

    1. Brie Hoffman profile image81
      Brie Hoffmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How did you discover this?

      1. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'd recommend using hubdefender - developed by Edweirdo, it's faster than waiting for HP to flag the duplicates and is made especially for hubbers.

 
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