When stuff you have written is copied by someone, what is the actual damage caused to the writer?
I barely earn anything from writing on HubPages, and wonder whether it is really worth the bother of chasing the person who breached my copyright, apart from the principle involved. What do you think?
Sadly your ideas and your very words are stolen. What is even more disturbing is the number of ideas you craft that are stolen - albeit rewritten.So for those hubs where the content is completely copied, word for word and sometimes with photos too, you loose traffic.
What is great about HP is their policing of the plagiarism.
The other thing that is problematic is they steal the best of the best.
All in all very sad but that is the world and we are apart of it so we must put on our amour and write on!
Yes, I suppose I would lose traffic, but even though my Hub score is quite good, I don't normally get a lot of traffic - strange, isn't it?
Even though my Hub score is quite good, I don't normally get a lot of traffic - strange, isn't it?
If your article is copied, then searchers are likely to land on that page instead of yours, hurting income from Hubpages.
To make matters worse, many search engines prioritize new content over older ones. So the copied content will sometimes get a higher rating than your own.
I would inform the web host where the content was stolen and get it taken down and the thief chastened by the IT service provider.
by Robert P 6 months ago
I have had about 5 of my hubs stolen. They have been shamelessly republished on over 5 sites (some hubs were stolen by more than one).They look to be low quality sites, so I don't think that they are making a lot of money off of my work. I am not sure if it is worthwhile to file DMCA complaints....
by Marcy Goodfleisch 6 years ago
If you are seeing a drop in traffic, start checking for more stolen content. After seeing a nice surge in traffic following the latest Panda thing, I suddenly tanked. Stats were not updated quickly, so it took me a bit to realize I was indeed seeing a 'trend.' Sure enough - there...
by Rochelle Frank 13 months ago
Yep, it was. I looked up the owner of the blog and sent the suggested dmca info to them , no response.I delved further and found out it was on aTumblr site. I looked around and found a contact that deals with copyright issues. Sent the information. They replied promptly, asked a question or two and...
by Peg Cole 16 months ago
Can anyone help me find the host address for this site which has used my original poem, article, personal photographs and YouTube video without my permission? I got a notice from HubPages indicating that "Someone may have stolen my content."I checked Whois and the site was not listed. I...
by Sally Gulbrandsen 5 years ago
I have just discovered that someone who is a google member has stolen the content of my Bird Pod Tutorial. I don't know how to contact him to ask him to remove it, could someone assist me please. I don't want to add a link to his work.ThanksSally
by Doc Wordinger 5 years ago
After more than a year without publishing any hubs, I've decide to start publishing again. First two items on the agenda involved finishing an unpublished hub and responding to comments. Then I decided to investigate whether any of my hubs have been plagiarized and copied elsewhere during my...
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