since some time I've been experiencing a loss of traffic in some hubs of mine that have been doing very well for a long period of time. Since the drop was a continuous one I put a paragraph of one of my hub in Google search and the search returned this site. Clicking on the link took me to my copied hub. This blogger has copied 2 of my hubs in almost their entirety, with a line or a few words omission here and there. I have experienced quite a severe drop in traffic on both hubs. I'd request other hubbers too to see if she has copied their hubs!
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I will file a DMCA Blond, if it is not taken off by the blogger.
I had the same experience as Blond. The copied material was gone within a week. The thing that got me, though, was that the person was allowed to continue on with their blog. I think their blog should get shut down and they should be banned.
I agree with Relationshipc
If they have copied material once, it is likely they will again.
I've written to the blogger though I doubt she will take it off. DMCA would be the way to go then.
I have written to the blogger to take it off failing which I'll file a DMCA. Thanks for the concern L.L.
Didn't you file a DMCA, Shadaan? File it if you haven't.
no i havent filed it, how can i do that can you please tell
@younghopes. not a good idea to put the URL of the offender in here. You probably sent them even more traffic, and you have given them a strong back-link.
That is one of the reasons why adding URL's here is against hubpages T&C's
Molometer is right about adding URLs violating HubPages T&C. I was banned by HubPages for 24 hours for putting a link to support by answer just a few days ago , LOL.
@molometer oh so sorry, i wasnt aware of this, but surely a lesson learnt, thank you, would be more cautious in future
I will, thanks Sunil.
Personally, I feel that if it does not adversely affects you, there's no need to take any action. After all, there are many people in the internet offering free services like Wikipedia and the Free Software Foundation.
Marlene, I just hope other hubbers have a look in to see if their hubs too have been copied or not? I think it is sad for all those whose hard work is blatantly stolen.
I hope so but before filing a DMCA, I asked the blogger to take it off, failing which I will.
Djdaniel, that's a good idea. Another way is to apply for Google's Authorship at https://plus.google.com/authorship
This way, your name will be displayed in Google Search Results as the authenticated author.
But anyone can apply Authorship to a post and claim it as their own. The only sure way to protect your work is again with a time stamp from the search engines themselves. Authorship does help with identifying a trusted person though!
With the time spent to belabor over the issue, I would rather do a new hub. Whose article is higher up in Google Searchpage? The original or the imitation? If it is the original, why bother. Anyway, whose article is 100% original?
Oh, I absolutely relish the idea of using Bar Codes. That would be a great start to end the heavy duplication that goes on so easily in the internet world.
this sounds a nice idea, but i m sorry i dont know what are bar codes? Can you please explain how we can have it for our hubs.
I hope something like a bar code comes in soon to make the lives of those who spend a considerable amount of time working on their hubs and articles. Thanks wqa.