Many of you recently pointed out that one of my articles was copied elsewhere. They not only copied it word-for-word but they also used the photos of my dogs!
I'm not sure if it was you all who noticed it independently or if Hubpages flagged it somehow. If it was Hubpages, that is an awesome service! One of you even pointed out to me that there is a Hub written on the topic in the learning center titled "How to File a DMCA Complaint. (Hubs won't let me paste the whole link.)
It turns out the owners of the website who copied my article are not in the US so taking them to court is not an option. But as instructed in the Hub article, the website has been submitted to Google for violation. Hopefully, Google will be able to remove it. Otherwise, I am SOL.
Larry Wall, I too had the same issue with an article I wrote about teaching your dogs not to beg. Because I had a similar article on one of my blogs, I couldn't make it as a hub even though I had re-worded it and added more information. Hubs wants original content, which is understandable as it helps keep the integrity of the site and community.