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Our Hubs Got Stolen: BigEzine.com - The 'Biggest' Plagiarist!
Hubpages, a word that cannot be defined even by the unlimited permutations or combinations we can get from the entire 171,476 words in English language. It is such a vibrant community of friendly, congenial and some wonderful people – everyone loves it. However, today all of its members experienced a sad fact.
We, the hubbers, put a lot of honest and sincere efforts, whenever we create a hub. To write such high-quality, unique and well-researched articles often take hours to be written and published. However, plagiarism and copying the articles seem to be a comparatively easier task. www.bigezine.com, a new name in the article directory arena, has stolen all our hubs through the Hubpages and copy-pasted the efforts of us.
To put the salt on our wounds, they also have mentioned their EXPERT AUTHORS’ names, who have written all these articles – what were they thinking by the way? Even the old pirates had some rules to follow. But this www.bigezine.com does not seem to have any. Let us have a look at what their ‘About Us’ section tells their visitors (We will keep scrutinize it along the way as well)
BigEzine, in their 'About Us' Section, says:
Bigezine.com is a free article directory, with a huge collection of original articles posted by expert content writers as well as professional authors.
Excuse me! Did I just read ‘original articles’? We are professionals, no doubt about that. However, it would be nicer for these s***bags to take our permissions first!
Bigezine.com is a platform where any author can post articles on a wide variety of subjects. (and anyone can copy as well!)
We at bigezine believe that original, handcrafted content is not only the most enjoyable to write, but also the most useful for readers to discover, and the most likely to get shared with other people.
It was equally exciting – and shocking – to ‘discover’ our articles here, as it would have been for the readers!
Our Mission - as they say:
BigEzines endeavor is to become the best article directory on the web by providing the highest level of service to its authors, the best quality articles to its content publishers and the most pleasant reading experience to its readers.
Aahh, that's enough, ! I can’t take it anymore. Let’s go towards the copied articles’ section and to their URLs for the evidences.
Proof of Plagiarism and Copied Articles:
The BigEzine article directory copied the entire hubs, without taking any sort of permission from their original writers, neither did they acknowledge them. Following are the links to some of the copied hubs, which were written originally by the writers at Hubpages.com
realhousewife pays his regard to 'Pauline Reyes' by a sweet, adorable and beautiful message:
YES! You ARE a Sociopath!
The original hub is written by our famous and beloved Hubber, 'realhousewife'.
Bigezine copied it under the name of 'Pauline Reyes' as the author. The URL is: http://health.bigezine.com/am-i-a-sociopath-are-you-take-the-quiz-48167.html
Fennelseed leaves a thought-provoking message for these plagiarists:
"Is there a reason why you feel the need to steal original work from another site. You have stolen my very personal poem (and photo, which still bears my profile name) and put your name to it as your own. You do not know the first thing about me or what this poem means to me. Your actions have hurt me more than you can possibly imagine. Please remove this and do not put your name to anything that doesn't belong to you. If you wish to write then write your own original content and do not touch work that doesn't belong to you."
A beautiful poem by our fellow hubber, Fennelseed, has also been stolen. The poem's name is:
There are numerous other hubs as well, which have been stolen by these plagiarists and scammers. I mentioned a couple of them only as evidences. I really do not understand the concept of an article directory, which have been filled with all the copied and plagiarised articles.
P.S: Because of our numerous complains, we may see the deletion process of these hubs and you may find the links broken.
As a writer, I will leave no stone unturned to raise my voice against this crime and fraud. This may or may not seem that big for many people, but for us, the writers on Hubpages, it is a serious offence. Only we can know the true efforts and hard-work that we put in our articles. And nobody, NOBODY has the right to steal from us.
UPDATE: Some other hubs that were reported as stolen:
ONE SENTENCE FOR EBIGZINE.COM:
If you keep riding our arses, we are eventually going to shit at you!
Reporting these Plagiarists:
We have been involved in various mediums and methods to report these plagiarists. I will be updating this section of the hub to add new methods for reporting. However, until that, read the following hub and learn 'How can you file a DMCA complaint'.
I SERIOUSLY WISH THAT THESE IDIOTS COPY THIS HUB IN THEIR DIRECTORY AS WELL! Please ... You Sickos! Please!
UPDATES and ESSENTIAL INFORMATION:
1. This hub has been manually moderated, and all the ads have been disabled. Dear moderator, apart from doing this, I believe that it would be very helpful, kind and generous on behalf of you, if you & Hubpages start helping us more actively in this regard.
2. DO NOT unpublish any of your hub. Otherwise, it would become more difficult to claim what was once yours.
3. Many hubbers, alongside with me, have decided not to publish any new hubs, as they are being directly stolen as soon as they are getting published.
4. We are making important progress.
5. Those idiots have stolen this hub as well :P