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What Can you do if someone posts your article on their site?

  1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
    Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago

    They have given me credit but it is first on Google (and not mine with hubpages).  This is so upsetting.

    1. PhoenixV profile image79
      PhoenixVposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      which hub is it?

      1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
        Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        7 Differences Between the Great Depression and What will be an even greater Depression

        1. PhoenixV profile image79
          PhoenixVposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I saw another one on your fallout one, on a blog just now. Not sure maybe its your blog?

          1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
            Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            No, not mine

            1. PhoenixV profile image79
              PhoenixVposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Its a blog titled Issues On Call and has your fall-out stuff. Thats a google blog and you can 'report abuse at the top of the blog'

        2. PhoenixV profile image79
          PhoenixVposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          On that one I see 2, one is a wordpress and another is a "healthjoyful "site ?

          1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
            Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Both have been put there without my knowledge or permission...what can I do?

            1. PhoenixV profile image79
              PhoenixVposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Reporting the wordpress one is probably the easiest. IDK bout the other one. http://automattic.com/dmca/

              No one steals my stuff sad Ima get a complex

  2. camdjohnston12 profile image60
    camdjohnston12posted 5 years ago

    Nothing but to get upset.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes it is, her article was stolen

  3. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Write the author, requesting that it be taken down.

    Write the site, requesting the same thing.

    File a DMCA report.  HP has a help section on this.

    1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
      Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I tried to find a place to lodge a complaint but there was no place to write to.  DMCA report...what is that?

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I've never had to file one (so far the copied hubs were quickly removed), but check out the learning center:
        http://learningcenter.hubpages.com/how- … complaint/

  4. cashmere profile image82
    cashmereposted 5 years ago

    Step 1 - Write to the webmaster to remove the article if you don't want it used.
    Step 2 - If webmaster does not respond alert blogging platform - wordpress, blogger, etc
    Step 3 - If site is running ads contact ad manager and say content is ripped off duplicate.
    Step 4 - Read the hubpages help section to see how you can launch a formal complaint legally

    1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
      Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks...I used the url above to complain.

  5. Brie Hoffman profile image82
    Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago

    I hate this...it happens too often and it's such a pain.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It is a pain indeed, but it is also necessary to protect ourselves against thieves.  You're doing the right thing if pursuing it, even if it takes some time and effort.

  6. MPG Narratives profile image60
    MPG Narrativesposted 5 years ago

    I've had some of my hubs copied too and IT IS A PAIN. Good luck with getting somewhere Brie. I must say it is easier since HP added the "copied hubs" icon, that's been a good update.

  7. NateSean profile image83
    NateSeanposted 5 years ago

    Another option, in addendum to writing to the author, but not requiring massive amounts of legal action, would be to ask that the other post the link to your hub page account in addition to giving you credit.

    This way there's a smidgeon of a chance that people will want to read your other hubs and you get the page hits.

  8. Brie Hoffman profile image82
    Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago

    Here is what I received today: 

    Hi,
    In accordance with the valid DMCA notice you have submitted, access to the infringing material(s) has been disabled. Please note the notice will be forwarded to the owner of the site in question and may be formally challenged. Should the notice be challenged, we will notify you immediately.

    --
    Ryan M.
    WordPress.com

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      See?  It works!

      Generally, I look for a "contact us" link on the website somewhere, and use that to contact the webmaster as a first step.  I ask them to shorten their post to an excerpt, with a link back to the original (that way I get a backlink out of it!). 

      If they don't reply within a week, I then report them to Adsense if they have Adsense ads (click on the "Ads by Google" at the bottom of the ad and look for the report abuse link).  Or, if it's on a site like blogger or wordpress.com, I report them to the site owner.

      1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
        Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I couldn't find any contact us button.  I used the link someone had provided here.  There were no ads on it but it was listed first in google (which pissed me off ).  So I'm glad they removed it.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Sometimes there isn't one listed, and in that case you do have to go straight to the more drastic options, as you have in this case.  I just thought you might find it helpful to know what to do if you get another problem.

          1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
            Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks

 
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