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Someone has copied my hub. Refresh my memory on what to do.

  1. brakel2 profile image86
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    My article has been posted to a site called Concrete Beam
    floors and is on the first page of Google with my article. A few words are changed. My same bookmarked hub is also on first page in Squidstop

    1. Jlbowden profile image82
      Jlbowdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hello Brake 12:

          Some of us including myself, have had this happen recently. In fact a good number of my articles here on Hubpages, are also on a site called 68articles.com. Make sure that your articles are not on that site as well. If they are, than take the same steps as the rest of the group here directed you in doing. I would also suggest, that at the end of each article you publish, write that this work is the copyright of you, and put the date. This might help.

      Jlbowden

      1. brakel2 profile image86
        brakel2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks. I used to copyright everything, and now I will again.

  2. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 5 years ago

    If there's a "contact us" page, do just that. Give them both links and the date that your article was published. Give them a set period of time to take the article down (a week or two), and let them know that you will take further action if they do not take it down by then. That's your Cease and Desist letter.

    If they don't  take it down, you file a DMCA.

    1. brakel2 profile image86
      brakel2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The "contact us" went right back to the article, so there is no place to contact.

      1. lrohner profile image84
        lrohnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Do a WhoIs lookup so you can see who owns the site. Also make note of who their host is.

        If you can find an email address for the website owner, proceed with the C&D. If not, send a DMCA to their webhost. If they run AdSense ads, you can send a DMCA to them (the AdSense folks) as well. I'm pretty sure HP has a copy/paste DMCA somewhere attached to each hub.

        1. brakel2 profile image86
          brakel2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Irohner. I am trying not to be stressed.

        2. brakel2 profile image86
          brakel2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          They must be sneaky because they don't show up correctly on whois. Should I email hubpages and ask them what to do? I guess this is a learning experience.

          1. recommend1 profile image72
            recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Don't get stressed about this - it is annoying but the procedure is not so hard, it just has to be learned.

            You have to dig in the HP help pages which I still can't find easily, A FAQ section would be really useful, but we don't have one.

            Your best route is to find any of the recent threads where PearlDiver or Website Examiner has been active, they are constantly giving this kind of advice.

  3. katiem2 profile image59
    katiem2posted 5 years ago

    Sorry to hear that, but it does happen and As Irohner states follow procedures and hope for the best, being they take it down.  smile

  4. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 5 years ago

    brakel -- Can you post the WhoIs info, as well as the URL of the site? It would make it easier for us to help you. Oh, and the URL of the copied content too.

  5. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 5 years ago

    brakel -- You caught a sneaky one. File a DMCA as soon as you can with either abuse@internet.bs or at info@support.internet.bs. Give them a week and then follow up. You can go to internet.bs and live chat with a rep. I just did for you and they gave me that info. It's a good starting point.

    1. brakel2 profile image86
      brakel2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks so much. You have been so great to help me. Thanks to all.

 
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