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Just curious, would this work in regards to articles being stolen?

  1. hazelwood4 profile image80
    hazelwood4posted 4 years ago

    Just curious, I asked the question a few months ago about disabling the right click button on our articles, but there is so many ways that a person can steal content anyway.

    Just curious, I wonder if Hubpages could incorporate a feature such as this into the site that would automatically notify authors if his or her work has been copied to another site?  Also, the same feature could automatically send a warning message to the website that has stolen our work?  I do look forward to hearing your thoughts.smile

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      HubPages have explained that they do have access to a service that does this, but it's expensive - that's why they can only afford to run it only occasionally, and only on the high traffic Hubbers. 

      There would be no point in that, because most "thieves" wouldn't be frightened by a mere warning.  They know that HubPages has no power to get our work removed, because they don't own the copyright so they have no power in law.

      1. hazelwood4 profile image80
        hazelwood4posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I never thought about that way Marisa.  This is so true because our work is OUR intellectual property and not Hubpages.com.  Thanks for sharing the insight.smile  You are probably right, this probably wouldn't scare thieves. 

        Okay, it is GOOD that Google is starting to SOUR on webcopy that has been copied from other sites MAKING this stolen copy useless in a way. When search engines get smarter, this  outsmarts the thief who steals content that we have worked so hard on creating.

        1. Dale Hyde profile image87
          Dale Hydeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          There has been a positive trend with this. Google blocks the site from showing up in searches....those who have stolen article and promote such. Those sites simply will not show up with their material when a person performs a search. This is a positive thing with Google.

          Which makes me wonder why do so many people get "down" on Google? If we did not have Google, you would be making little to no earnings here or elsewhere on the web. Let's face it, Google is the main force on search and will be for some time. The tweaking they do, to ferret out those who steal material is something I have desired for quite some time!

          1. hazelwood4 profile image80
            hazelwood4posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I couldn't agree with you more.  I think a few years ago many people were able to ride to the top of Google on the backs of others.  I think most of the changes are a necessity with the growth of piracy on the Internet.  The smarter Google becomes about copied content the better we will all be.  Great insight!

            1. SandyMcCollum profile image85
              SandyMcCollumposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I agree, but they don't make it easy to know exactly what to do to please the big G, with new codes for different types of articles and crap like that.

  2. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    The site does notify authors about stolen content, but apparently that feature is only offered to authors who have the most heavily trafficked Hubs.

  3. hazelwood4 profile image80
    hazelwood4posted 4 years ago

    Wow, I didn't know this Relache.  This would be an excellent feature to add across the board on the site.  Thanks for sharing this.smile