Is this absolutely necessary to protect your work? Isn't there an implied right once the work has been published? Or is it because some Hubbers may be freelance writers and want the work attributed to them properly?
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Thanks for your answer ThePracticalMommy.
Out of curiosity, have you issued many DCMA notices thus far?
I've had articles scraped from my websites but have just let it go. Am wondering whether I should be more pro-active in protecting my work.
How can you tell when your article has been scraped or copied?
I have issued several and I was successful. I'm sure there's more out there to file, but I haven't noticed any obvious offenders recently.
To find a copied article, you can use Copyscape(dot)com and enter one of your links or just search in Google.
Also send a DMCA notice to the host (if USA) who will remove the content, which is often automatically scraped. Although the perpetrator will lose their Adsense account, you'd be surprised how many accounts can be 'bought' if you know where to look!