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how did my hubs get posted on a site that i was not aware of

  1. clark farley profile image73
    clark farleyposted 6 years ago

    while going through google buzz i found that my hubs are posted on a site called 68Articles.com
    does anyone know anything about this site? i did not post my hubs there nor did i give any permission to do so. in fact, i wasn't even aware of teh site.
    does anyone know how they would've gotten access to my hubs?

    1. clark farley profile image73
      clark farleyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks Website Examiner. I had no idea...
      i am completely blown away by this. just happened to stumble upon it when i was going through my google buzz stuff today. i'd hate to think what would've happened had i not seen it. glad i could warn my fellow hubbers.
      this is definitely getting reported.

    2. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      good spotting. I see they stolen nearly a dozen of mine too.  What is strange is only about half of the article appears with a full width pic - must be odd to read, as it gets cut off!

      Wonder if they are part of the reason we have been hit hard by Google?

  2. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    Once your hub is published, anyone can technically copy it and post it anywhere. There is no way to prevent it. Sometimes, it is automated through a technology called "scraping."

    Now you must go through the trouble of asking them to take it down; if need be, filing a DMCA complaint against the site and/or with Google.

  3. TinaAtHome profile image76
    TinaAtHomeposted 6 years ago

    Have you seen this site???

    ALL of my hubs are copied there. I checked a number of hubbers, ALL of their hubs are repeated there too. Not just a link, the WHOLE of their articles.

    Go there, change the search to author name, enter your author name and see if all your articles are there too.

  4. Jlbowden profile image82
    Jlbowdenposted 6 years ago

    Hello everyone:

       I just checked the website 68 articles.com a few minutes ago. And as suggested by Tina, put my name in the search box. Sure enough I had found three articles that I had written about astronomy on the first page. I do not know if this is a good or a bad thing?  All I know is that I will keep writing for hubpages in between my regular job, because I love to write. It is still a bit bothersome considering I have only been with Hubpages a little more than 2mos.s, but we know that they are not to blame for this.

    Jlbowden

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It is a bad thing for sure. Your search engine rankings may suffer, and you may be penalized for duplicate content in spite of you not being at fault.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image86
        Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I found one of mine too. Who should this be reported to? Shouldn't we report it to Hubpages?

  5. TinaAtHome profile image76
    TinaAtHomeposted 6 years ago

    All of these people's hubs have been copied. There are more, you can just browse the site and see hubber's names

    Patty Inglish, MS

    ryankett

    Paul Edmondson

    simeyc

    Check out these two articles

    ht tp://68articles.com/how-to-make-smores-in-the-oven-66b2381d.html

    ht tp://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Make-Smores-in-the-Oven

    1. SimeyC profile image88
      SimeyCposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for catching this - I mailed the site to remove the content. You might want to send a message to Hubpages though as it's a rather large part of the Hubpage portfolio that has been stolen!

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think Paul Edmondston will be very interesting seeing his hubs have also been stolen.

    2. Richieb799 profile image61
      Richieb799posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      30 of my hubs were on there, I tried to file a complaint but had trouble with the fill out, site seems to be down at the moment which is good..I am relying on other peoples complaints to save me at the moment lol

  6. Jlbowden profile image82
    Jlbowdenposted 6 years ago

    So as your suggested response, made earlier to Tina, it is probably worth the extra trouble to report the complaint, to either Google or 68articles?  Thanks for all of the feedback in reference to this issue.

    Jl

  7. TinaAtHome profile image76
    TinaAtHomeposted 6 years ago

    Website Examiner, we are all affected

    ht tp://68articles.com/what-romanticism-and-being-romantic-entails-5c0d4dce.html

    ht tp://hubpages.com/hub/What-Romanticism-and-Being-Romantic-Entails

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you very much, Tina. I have taken action with the site and with Google.

  8. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    To anyone in this thread who has posted a link to the site or has replied to a post and included the link, PLEASE go back and edit your post and take out the http:// or add a space (ht tp://) so that it's not a live link. All you're doing is helping the perpetrators by giving them a backlink. That's a really good way to ensure that their copies of your material rank more highly than your originals in the search engines.

  9. Edweirdo profile image94
    Edweirdoposted 6 years ago

    This site has apparently just scraped a LOT of content from Hubpages and re-published it.

    At least as far as my copied hubs are concerned, the copies have not yet been indexed on Google or Yahoo (i.e. searching for exact phrases from my hubs, inside quotation marks, does not show results from this domain)

    The site uses Adsense, and I have reported them for violating my copyright.

    You should do the same if your hubs have been copied: Just go to a page that has Adsense and click the "Ads by Google" link in the lower right corner (this does NOT count as clicking the ad, so don't worry!) On the resulting page there is a checkbox that indicates that the site is violating your copyright. Tick that box and leave a comment in the text area below, if you like.

    You can also fill out DMCA complaints, but having this dirtbag's Adsense account canceled for rampant violations will probably do more to discourage this outrageous level of theft!

    1. TinaAtHome profile image76
      TinaAtHomeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Can someone please post to this thread if they actually report their copied hubs to Google. I tried to report mine and had a few problems

      1. It wants me to list all the violations, I have over 100 hubs that have been copied, I really don't want to list all the URLs and the violating URLs.

      2. I did a lower right corner click and it told me not to use that form, but submit a DMCA, I tried to submit the DMCA and it won't take it and has a very strange error message that I'm sure is not from Google.

      1. viking305 profile image90
        viking305posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I just used the link that Edweirdo told us to use and it worked fine, try it again

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

        The text on the reporting page says you don't "have to" fill out that form, but can instead file a DMCA request. As the violation is site-wide and involves thousands of hubs, I simply reported the whole site to Adsense for copyright infringement. Filing separate DMCA's is also an option.

        FYI, I also emailed the HubPages team, so we'll see what action they take - since this affects a great deal of their content and 68articles is literally trying to steal HubPages' traffic, HP should take action to protect the site as a whole, IMHO...

    2. Brie Hoffman profile image80
      Brie Hoffmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the step by step remedy...geez seems I spend all my time chasing after thieves these days!

  10. viryabo profile image85
    viryaboposted 6 years ago

    They copied practically all my hubs. And they are getting many views as well.

    This is outrageous. I wonder why it hasn't been detected by HP and Hubdefender.

    1. viryabo profile image85
      viryaboposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Now i understand why it hasn't been detected yet. Not yet indexed By Google & Yahoo
      Thanks Edweirdo.

  11. viking305 profile image90
    viking305posted 6 years ago

    OMG I have just checked this site and it has posted word for word 20 of my hubs.  I can not believe this. 

    I have done as you said Edweirdo and reported them for Google Adsense violation. 

    I tried to see anywhere on the site where I could contact them to demand that they remove my articles but could not see anywhere.  Anyone find it?

    1. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I hope that the site didn't also use our publisher id's since they used our user names. We might all get banned from Adsense. Just an awful thought!

      1. viking305 profile image90
        viking305posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No they couldnt see it to steal.  Our Profile names are on each of our hubs but our Adsense id's are like passwords only we can see them.

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

          Anyone can see anyone else's Adsense id - it is part of the HTML code on every page where an ad appears...

          1. viking305 profile image90
            viking305posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I never knew that. I thought it was hidden for our protection.

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

      There is a "contact" link at the bottom of the page.

      I didn't use it - a theft of this scale does not merit a polite email from me wagging my finger at someone as if he had copied a single hub out of ignorance. This is blatant and intentional theft-for-profit, and the only recourse (IMHO) is the swift cancellation of his Adsense account by Google.

      Was that too harsh hmm

      1. viking305 profile image90
        viking305posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Certainly not!  I reported them to Google Adsense too, as you explained above. 

        Like you say Edweirdo they have been blatant in their wholesale theft!


        I see it has also been reported to HubPages Staff so hopefully they can get it sorted soon.

  12. WoodsmensPost profile image71
    WoodsmensPostposted 6 years ago

    Nice work clark farley and thanks for going public with this info. We hubbers need good detective work like this and by all means letting other hubbers know so we can get these horse thieves stopped as soon as they have been spotted.

    A special category thread should be dedicated for reporting copyright violators or violated websites

    links disabled so they don't get a back link like someone mentioned here.

  13. Alastar Packer profile image83
    Alastar Packerposted 6 years ago

    Just found several of mine and another hubbers on there. SimeyC would you please explain how to go about mailing the site  and thanks to clark for letting us all know.

  14. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    i just checked to see if mine are there..the search changes when i typed in my name..i do see others here..
    this is sickening..

  15. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    The unlimited, ongoing, never ending thievery just takes the joy out of this. Every hour spent dealing with this scum is one less hour available to write hubs and otherwise enjoy life.

    1. Brie Hoffman profile image80
      Brie Hoffmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ditto

  16. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    I complete crush would involve also contacting BlueHost, as they are hosting the illegally obtained content.

    The registrant info seems to be faked also, (phone number 123456?)so a quick message to Ican can also result in seizure of the domain name.

    Either blueHost or ICANN will react to fake registration information.

    If you have been effected sending off a quick email can really have an effect, especially if dozens of you do it.

    Registrar: FastDomain Inc.
    Provider Name....: BlueHost.Com
    Provider Whois...: whois.bluehost.com
    Provider Homepage: http://www.bluehost.com/

    Domain Name: 68ARTICLES.COM

       Created on..............: 2010-04-06 15:46:26 GMT
       Expires on..............: 2012-04-06 15:46:26 GMT
       Last modified on........: 2010-10-11 18:59:34 GMT

    Registrant Info: (FAST-14841719)
       
       Mr 68
       LLQ- CG
       DL,  -
       Vietnam
       Phone: +1.23456
       Fax..:
       Email: 68article@gmail.com
       Last modified: 2010-11-03 17:28:33 GMT

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

      I thought about going that route, but if the ISP pulls the site then Google won't have a chance to delete this d-bag's Adsense account! He'll probably just set up shop somewhere else...

      1. sunforged profile image74
        sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        the ISP wont be very quick to respond:

        If you do fill out any DMCA's - Bluehost legal dept would like a copy so they can react  legal@bluehost.com

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

          Depends on the ISP (in my experience). Google/Blogger can take weeks, but I've seen Hostgator and a few others respond within 24 hours!

      2. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        A good point, Edweirdo.  I want him shut down, but to be shut down AND lose adsense is even better.

        Sunforged; if you haven't seen them you have a list there, too.

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        Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        they'll just get another name & set up another account?

  17. melbel profile image91
    melbelposted 6 years ago

    Some of my content is on there too. Since their search doesn't appear to be working right now all I could find of my content is what is indexed in Google.

    Google search:
    melbel site:http://68articles.com/

    Replace melbel with YOUR username and do a Google search to see if your stuff comes up if you are unable to use their search.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Melbel, search for your name using their "author name" feature, and make sure to click the submit button - do not press enter after entering your name.  I found 11 of your hubs on the first page - subsequent pages are blank, just as they are when I search for my own name.

    2. BaliMermaid profile image60
      BaliMermaidposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yes how convenient that their search is not working.

  18. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    Well, you can add Wilderness to the list - 5 of my hubs are on the site. 

    I used the method suggested by Edweirdo to notify Google - this seems the best outside of filing individual DMCA complaints.  It doesn't look to me like any single individual doing this, but likely site wide involving management.  Better that they simply be shut down rather than trying to get them to remove stolen content.

    I couldn't find any indication that any of their "featured authors" have written anything at all - rather it seems to be nothing but scraped content.

    Nothing seems cached yet, as has been pointed out, yet the publication dates given for my own content dates back to January.  Seems a little odd...

  19. shogan profile image87
    shoganposted 6 years ago

    I found some of mine, too.  Infuriating.
    I've also contacted Google.

  20. melbel profile image91
    melbelposted 6 years ago

    Yeah, I hit enter, it's a natural thing for me I guess. Poor design on his part.

    Okay, so I went to file a DMCA through Google and upon hitting submit I got this, which is the strangest thing I've ever seen from Google. I tried to search and see if anyone else is having this problem, but to no avail:

    http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww26 … a/crap.jpg

    It doesn't submit, it just says "crap" and does nothing. No fields are red as if I'd done something wrong. Just "crap."

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I just chatted with a bluehost rep - he suggested that they could take action if DMCA's were filed with them. 

      I've never had to file one of these - does this sound reasonable?

      1. BaliMermaid profile image60
        BaliMermaidposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        My self, my wife and her cousin have total of 380 hubs copied by these scumbags.

        They did not copy images - essential to these hubs - just the text. Does that mean this is some scraping program that does this automatically.

        Not to complain but we have recently had trouble posting new hubs because some text is repeated in our own hubs; dowsuch as instructions on how to download images or print the images in the hub.

        This is really upsetting, how can we be told our work is duplicate content when these creeps are doing this.

        1. profile image0
          Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          some of my images went over - full-width ones

    2. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wonderful.  I got basically the same thing.  A little different image, but the same "crap" message with an exclamation point.

      1. wordscribe43 profile image93
        wordscribe43posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Great... okay now I might feel a little better or worse, can't decide yet... but the same thing happened to me.  Got the "crap" message.  WHAT IS GOING ON?

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Me too, same message.

          1. wordscribe43 profile image93
            wordscribe43posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Isn't this just really bizarre?  What do you make of it?

            1. profile image0
              Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I was very surprised, yes. Doesn't make sense to me.

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

          I have pointed this out several times but no one seems to be getting it:

          Reporting DMCA to Google is useless!

          Send DMCA to the ISP using the info from sunforged's post

          Google does not host this site and cannot and WILL NOT remove it!

          Only the ISP can do so , so send your DMCA requests to them, NOT GOOGLE

          Reporting to Google Adsense per my first post here will alert Adsense, but WILL NOT get the site removed

          Now I am going to bed smile

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            Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Reading your forum posts across the board never was my favorite pastime.

          2. profile image0
            Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I couldn't figure out how to contact their ISP - their email contact assumed you were a subscriber.  Here is a suggestion from a Google adsense forum: click on their ads and file a complaint there

            1. profile image0
              Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I got the same impression. Did send them an email, however.

              1. profile image0
                Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I just did this - seemed easy enough - just clicked on the google ads icon on the site and it took me to a form - I selected that I wanted to report a problem with the site & ticked the box that they took my stuff & added some additional info.  Hopefully, if they get a pile of them, they will take action to disable their account quickly.

                I also emailed the offender

            2. sunforged profile image74
              sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              not ISP - Host, different

              send DMCA to legal@bluehost.com

    3. TinaAtHome profile image76
      TinaAtHomeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yup. that's what I got.

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

      If you are trying to submit a DMCA complaint, don't do it via Google! They do not host the site in question.

      File your DMCA with the host in sunforged's post - they are the only ones who can do anything about it! Google doesn't own the Internet(despite all appearances to the contrary wink) and all they can do is go after the guys Adsense account and/or de-index the site from their listings.

  21. BaliMermaid profile image60
    BaliMermaidposted 6 years ago

    We have eight members of our family that have had content copied bye 68articles.com and we have all individually just sent the following letter via their contact us link.

    Dear Scumbag,

    Cease and Desist. Remove all content you scraped, copied or otherwise obtained from Hubpage author bima.purnawan1

    It's scum like you and your site that caused Google to put the revenue of so many hardworking content producers in jeopardy.

    You have stirred up a hornets nest at hubpages. Suggest you remove every hubpage copied content on your site NOW.

    Google has been notified by HUNDREDS of Hubpage members.

    Our attorney is filing the required cease and desist documents.

    Do you have the balls to even reply and explain your actions.

    Bima Purnawan

  22. melbel profile image91
    melbelposted 6 years ago

    I am sure with a problem of this magnitude hubpages will jump in.

  23. BaliMermaid profile image60
    BaliMermaidposted 6 years ago

    Can't HubPages file a cease and desist an action for the entire Hubpages community. I believe has to be done by the entity that owns / runs the website.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm certainly not a lawyer, but I doubt it.  HP does not own your content and has no rights there.  We would have to individually give HP the right to take any action on our behalf.

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

        But they are attempting to steal HP's traffic (which translates to income), and I would hope that HP has  a team of shark-like lawyers at their disposal that can ruin this guy's day smile

  24. BaliMermaid profile image60
    BaliMermaidposted 6 years ago

    this is the "whois" information for

    Mr68

    Reverse Whois:
    "Mr 68" owns about1 other domains
    Email Search:
    is associated with about 948,745 domains
    is associated with about 3 domains
    Registrar History:
    2 registrars
    NS History:
    2 changes on 3 unique name servers over 1 year.
    IP History:
    5 changes on 5 unique name servers over 1 years.
    Whois History:
    11 records have been archived since 2010-04-07 .
    Reverse IP:
    2,215 other sites hosted on this server.


    They will never find this creep!

  25. fastfreta profile image82
    fastfretaposted 6 years ago

    I found at least 13 of mine on there.  I hope this can get sorted out, I don't want to lose my Adsense account, or have my hubs unpublished by HubPages. I'll await further communication from the team.

    Oh I just noticed what wilderness said, "We would have to individually give HP the right to take any action on our behalf."
    And I do give the team consent to act on my behalf.

  26. BaliMermaid profile image60
    BaliMermaidposted 6 years ago

    We are like the blind leading the blind. We need the Hubpages team to advise everyone about this officially and tell us what they want us to do.

  27. BaliMermaid profile image60
    BaliMermaidposted 6 years ago

    Here is a link to a complaint we posted on the Google Help forum.

    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/A … d3cb868c26

    Please join in complaining about www.68articles.com

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

      As I stated in my previous post, Google can not do anything about the site - all they can do is take away his Adsense account. They cannot remove the site.

      You need to direct your complaints to the site's ISP per the details in sunforged's first post...

  28. DaNoblest profile image61
    DaNoblestposted 6 years ago

    Wow this is disgusting. Like Edweirdo said I think the best way to shut them down is get their Adsense banned. If they don't make any money doing this type of thing it will stop, otherwise they will just make another page if this one is closed.

  29. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    Ick... they have mine, too.  Okay, off to waste time with the complaint.  Thanks for letting us know, OP!!!

  30. Edweirdo profile image94
    Edweirdoposted 6 years ago

    From team @ hubpages.com in response to my email about this site:

    "Unfortunately there is no way to deal with this other than the individual copyright holders filing DMCA complaints...(and contacting 68articles . com but it is unlikely that they will respond)."

    So let's get to chopping this guy off at the knees!

    See the post by sunforged for the ISP details for logging DMCA complaints. That can help to get your copied hubs removed, and maybe get this guy kicked off his ISP.

    I still recommend complaining to Adsense so that he gets hit where it hurts - if he can't make money from this it may prevent him from just relocating to another web host...

  31. Alastar Packer profile image83
    Alastar Packerposted 6 years ago

    Its like retail in a way. If you store is a push-over, bye-bye merchandise; and word spreads: but if you catch; and prosecute to the max, word gets around on that too.

  32. Alastar Packer profile image83
    Alastar Packerposted 6 years ago

    E-mailed them a business like demand to delete 'authors' articles a couple of hours ago. Gave them till 4-1-2011 12:00P.M. est or a complaint would be made with Google Adsense and other pertinent institutions for copyright infringement.  We'll see what happens.

  33. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    Ummmm....  I am baffled.  I just filled out my DMCA, clicked submit and got a pop-up window from google that said:

    the page at http://google.com says:
               crap

    WHAT THE???

  34. Susana S profile image91
    Susana Sposted 6 years ago

    Didn't read the whole thread but I find using the report site to google helpful as well as DCMA. I did this fairly recently and the offending site was deindexed from google's search results within 48 hours. https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools … &pli=1

  35. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    I think I FINALLY figured out how to contact Bluehost regarding complaints:
    Their DMCA email address is:

    Email DMCA reports to legal@bluehost.com.

    Go here to see what they require to file the complaint:

    http://www.bluehost.com/cgi/info/terms.html
    See item number 10 under "COPYRIGHT NOTICE INFRINGEMENT INFORMATION"

    Hope that helps... I filed mine, so we'll see what happens.

  36. Sufidreamer profile image82
    Sufidreamerposted 6 years ago

    Complaint filed with Adsense
    DMCA sent to the Bluehost legal dept.

    Bluehost are a decent company - it shouldn't take long if enough of us file DMCA notices. No need to panic, folks - follow the advice of Sunforged and Edweirdo, and Mr 68 will soon be history smile

  37. clark farley profile image73
    clark farleyposted 6 years ago

    Hey all, I just wanted to Post my thanks to a certain Ms. AKH who works with me on the Wakefield Doctrine-related Hubs here at my hub that she Posted her alert rom.
    (She is my 'analytic side') and it was Ms AKH that uncovered the scraping that started this little brouhaha...I was not aware of every place that the Wakefield Doctrine was being used to make money for someone who either could not be bothered or simply lacked the talent/industry to create content.

    So I will thank Ms AKH (http://hubpages.com/profile/AKH) (hopefully this link will be useful to the folks over at 68articles.

  38. tonymac04 profile image87
    tonymac04posted 6 years ago

    A whole lot of my Hubs are on this site also. Busy reporting them to adsense.
    Have to say Mr 68 (may his soul rot!) is discerning - he chose some of the best of mine!

    1. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      some of my best/most popular too!

  39. CASE1WORKER profile image85
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    oh my, they even copied mine!

    they must be desperate!

  40. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Maybe us making a couple 100 posts here might help get google's attention?

    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/A … &hl=en

  41. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    ^ No, Google Forums are worthless

    here is a plan of attack - http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/71908

    spend 5 minutes send the DMCA to appropriate places then go enjoy something else smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How sad...

      1. sunforged profile image74
        sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        not sad.

        Forums are glorified chat boxes, legal and professional actions require documented actions. The only use of a forum ina  situation like this would be to generate bad PR to force a companies hand - that isnt possible in this situation.

        In the time it takes to make a forum post you can file the necessary documents and move along.

        **********************************

        THE SITE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED

        - see how easy that is (smile)

        keep submitting though! make sure it sticks!


        ***************************************

        1. tonymac04 profile image87
          tonymac04posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I've just been along to the stie again and it seems to still be up.
          All my Hubs still there. I will keep going back to check (though I hate to give Mr 68 this kind of traffic!).
          Should I report each article again, or would that be overkill?
          I just love the sub-title of the site: "Intelligent life on the web!" I guess that "intelligent life" is us Hubfolk!
          http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4855854.png

          1. Rebecca E. profile image86
            Rebecca E.posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            looks like they are down-- for now.

  42. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    not mine but Stacie Naczelnik hub showed up in a search.
    oh the site is suspended..good!
    how is this still happening?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They are back online again.sad

  43. Alexander Pease profile image61
    Alexander Peaseposted 6 years ago

    I typed in my name and found that my articles are on there too. Isn't there a measure of security within Hubpages to protect an author's work from this?

    This is a disgusting way to perform plagiarism. My stomach is turning seeing other people's content exploited. I am trying to stay on the positive side of this. Maybe it is just a linked search and will loop to Hubpages? Nope. I just tried it. It comes up in their website window.

    Although, they do credit Hubpages with the content, they do not credit the page it came from or even state that this is not their websites work.

    Eh, what to do now?

  44. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    it depends on where you submitted DMCA's to.


    If you havent yet - make sure to flood blue host legal@bluehost.com  with emails, one for each instance of infringement

    Duplicating your efforts to bluehost or google is probably not an effective tactic.

  45. SandyMcCollum profile image79
    SandyMcCollumposted 6 years ago

    Geez, I almost feel neglected, lol! None of mine are there, thankfully.

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It is not too late to be found. I hear the site is monitoring this thread closely.

      1. Alexander Pease profile image61
        Alexander Peaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        From who?

        1. profile image0
          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If you read the thread from beginning, you will (1) get answers to your previous questions; (2) see that shortly after I posted at the start of the thread, I was informed that one of my hubs had also been found on the offending site.

          1. Alexander Pease profile image61
            Alexander Peaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I have read the thread from beginning to end. I meant, from whom did you hear this from?

      2. SandyMcCollum profile image79
        SandyMcCollumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, thanks TinaAtHome! Now I don't feel so left out lol!! I did a search on my name and nothing came up, but thanks for finding it for me. Now, my turn for dcma...

    2. wordscribe43 profile image93
      wordscribe43posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Awwww... don't feel neglected.  The jerk has 2 of yours:

      ht tp://68articles.com/humorous-poems-by-sandy-mccollum-40eaeba8.html

      ht tp://68articles.com/imagery-poems-new-poems-by-sandy-mccollum-40eafba9.html

      Sorry, I know how you feel.  Go file those DMCA's now.  sad

    3. TinaAtHome profile image76
      TinaAtHomeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I found 2

      ht tp://68articles.com/s2/SandyMcCollum

      Humorous Poems By Sandy McCollum

      Imagery Poems, New Poems by Sandy McCollum

  46. clark farley profile image73
    clark farleyposted 6 years ago

    Hey I just went to the sixtyeight site and there is a notice up that they are temporarily out of service.

    btw the address of the notice:
    ht..tp://box569.bluehost.com/suspended.page/disabled.cgi/68articles.com

    I suppose they are just getting everything together to pay us (collectively) for the adsense money they may have received prior to Ms AKH catching them in the act... lol

    Which make me think twice about posting content here at Hub Pages, if there is no chance of security...
    Somehow I don't feel as bad if someone scrapes content off my  own blog, I have myself to account to, but the people behind Hub Pages are benefiting from all members contributions (as is the agreement).

    Perhaps some assurance from 'the house' that there is not an open door on the content here...

  47. clark farley profile image73
    clark farleyposted 6 years ago

    (just in case anyone thought to complain to the server...)

    [4:44:47 PM] unfortunately someone with a bluehost has been 'scraping' content off a site that I contribute content to...HUb Pages
    [4:45:06 PM] his site is down now:
    [4:45:12 PM] http://box569.bluehost.com/suspended.pa … ticles.com
    [4:45:41 PM] I was hoping that you do something bad to this individual for stealing my content
    Cam: [4:46:06 PM] you can submit a request of this nature to the terms of service department.
    [4:46:09 PM] chat here - http://tinyurl.com/4ezbwqf
    [4:46:13 PM] ticket here - http://www.bluehost.com/cgi/help
    FIRST TIME SALE..: [4:47:51 PM] nah...he's just going to turn up somewhere else, but fyi the 'temp out of service' message for this person (showing bluehost as server) is posted at Hub Pages...can't be overly helpful for business...a lot of upset people over there...
    Cam: [4:50:12 PM] Was there anything else I can help you with

    Probably me being old that made me think that the server would have a Customer Service Dept that at least pretended to be concerned.

    Oh well, time to move on. (copyright 2011 me and not you dot com) lol

  48. Alastar Packer profile image83
    Alastar Packerposted 6 years ago

    Here's the reply to a strongly worded demand e-mailed to 68 articles:
    Hi! thank you for feed back to me-I will edit or remove articles and author-We really apologize for this problem-Please! don't report Google-sincerally thank-Team:68articles

  49. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    ever since I reported a complaint about copying my hub,"how to be an antique picker," my views have jumped!
    thanks for alerting me,TinaAtHome! wink

  50. mdlawyer profile image61
    mdlawyerposted 6 years ago

    Some articles of mine too have been copied by 68articles

 
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