This hubber , listed as "Sara Algoe", has posted 34 hubs in the last 7 days. I have tagged at least 4 of them as being copied from other sources on the net. Some of them come from sites where people can access term papers.
Would anyone else like to confirm this. I have put the URL in on the flag posts the last one about internet predators was copied from:
Color me disappointed. Also silly. I enjoyed those Hubs!
I hate that! -- It takes time to do things the right way and then some just copy.
Unfortunately, as we've said before, we cannot remove content simply for being duplicate, though it does incur a hefty score penalty. To take action, I either need to receive a DMCA complaint, or the hub has to be both duplicate and have outbound links.
Understood, Maddie. And rightly so.
But a bit of social pressure from the community -- judiciously applied to the cut 'n' paste crowd -- couldn't hurt.
You know what really frustrates me is the illegal copies of my work. I almost never can get them taken down because I need to file a DMCA complaint - I am not sure what that is but it involves faxing someone in California - its not going to happen because I haven't had a fax machine for a decade: and I don't have the 5 minutes it would take!
I do report copies to google if they are stupid enough to be running Adsense but usually they also want the fax ! I don't need a fax to open a paypal accont or bankaccount why to say that' my work and I ddin't give permission and this is where it was published first and heres the date!
If you have a DMCA complaint, do a DMCA take down notice by email. I've had to do one or two over the last few months and found some tips to help you write it at
http://www.ehow.com/how_2272629_make-dm … otice.html
(not affiliated to me in anyway)
"Dcompany" is doing the same thing and copying a large number of articles off Australian health websites.
It's all about getting those clicks for adsense. Everyone's doing it, but you can only do so much. I've had plenty of posts in the past plagiarized. It's basically a trick to garner as much revenue from blogs as they can get.
Well, all is just and right, but there are legitimate cases when people post their own work in several places. What exactly make you thinking it is not the case here? What about presumption of innocence, until proven otherwise?
Misha the sites hes copying from are official .gov Australian sites - he doesnt own the copywrite but is assuming that the Victorian govt probably won't presue him As he has no out going links hes not against HP TOS either
LOL Lissie, I thought we are still talking about this Sara, at least in part. I don't like what she posts by the way. She became my fan, I looked at a couple of her hubs and did not reciprocate - not a single original idea, only parroting well known misconceptions...
As for the guy you are mentioning - there is a remote possibility he might be a government employee doing his job - but I agree, it is pretty remote, really
He might be and I was not going to report him. I just thought it was odd yesterday when I left a comment on his hubs asking about why these were word for word the same as several Australian websites, and he immediately deleted my comment. I only noticed his hubs by the way when I got seven messages in my email stating he was publishing six or seven hubs within a short period of time. If he wants to do that he can have fun, really I do not care and only thought it was amusing .
I don't care either-- except if HubPages just becomes a place for recycled articles, we all lose the distinction of being producers of original content.
I agree with you there. I hate plagiarism myself and I had my associated content articles and hubs copied, which really was upsetting. That is one of the reasons I stopped using qassia because not only were they not sending me traffic, but a lot of things on there are plagiarized. However, it is amusing when people do this online as it does not make them look credible .
I also agree with you there. I myself hate plagiarism and I had my hubs and articles copied, which really was bogus. This is one of the reasons I refrained using xanga not only because they were not sending me traffic, but most of the things on there were plagiarized. But, it is amuzing when people do this on-line as it doesn't make them look credible.
Gosh how do you find out of someone is copying your work? I would think mine would be hard to copy since it usually has alot of my own personal experience in the hub- unless someone wants to impersonate me too...lol............
Hi Dorsi, try this http://www.articlechecker.com/index.php to check.
Very efficient and quick.
Its also very good when you write articles to check for duplicate content such as grammatical phrases etc. That way you will always get clean content.
If someone copies your content and you ask to delete the matter, he/she will do it and render appologies. But be aware, he may retaliate and do few nasty things like pasting your publisher ID on an adult site or intentionally clicking on the ads or giving low ratings to your hubs. Even if you are flagging the hubs and disclosing it in the forums, you are making yourself prone to such attacks. I have been the victim of this and few other hubbers have been subject to it. Ultimately you will get your affiliate account disabled and nobody can help you. I succeeded in getting the copied content deleted but still several sites are copying word by word from my hubs and pasting it online openly. This is really difficult to continue the fight.
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