I found two of my recipe hubs, exactly the same, may be copy, pasted, on another site. But they have given a link to my original hub at the bottom. But they have used a different photo. What should I do? Should I report it? How?
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Thanks for the reply and the help. I will act according to your advice.
You're welcome and good luck with it. Many of the answers on this Q/A are complete nonsense! You're probably better off using the forums and the learning centre for HP related questions so you can get accurate info.
If your hub is copied and a link is given contact the person and tell him what you say here can be told to him.Every body get some thing original some times some get it some may copy's something and giving a link is good as the persons gives you Cr.
I agree with you that I should have been notified. Moreover, if the article has been read, who will click the link after that. And they mention article source as mine, whereas the whole article is written by me.
So disappointing! Thanks!
It's good to know that recipes are treated slightly differently.
Yes they have copied instruction, ingredients, explanation everything word to word. Even the little interesting details about the recipe, which I had written. Thanks for replying and the link. It is really helpful.
Exactly---My concern is this only. Who will click the link after reading the article. They are eating into my page views.
Thanks for your reply and help!
Thanks for your reply and helpful link.
So, if someone stole your car you would consider it an honor because they liked your car? It is theft plain and simple.
I burst out laughing on your comment!!
Joym7 the author here mentions that it was copied first and then link provided.. Not fair because after reading the recipe who is anyway going to use the link? Unfair cheats!
My hub is not a source, but the whole hub is written by me and they have copied word to word. It is a site, which is earning through Adsense and the page views which should come to me is going to them. Anyway, thanks for your reply!
LOL @Uninvited Writer
@Savio - I was think as SEO point of view
@Chitrangada - You can't stop these kind of shits. This happens with all the blogger. The only think you can do that mail to blogger and ask him to remove your content form the site.
But don't they check, which article was published first. I got it published on 5th Jan. 2013 and the copied one is published on March 14 and Jan 16, 2013.. Then whose content is duplicate!
HP should have some way to control this kind of theft.
This info is highly inaccurate. It only happens in a very small number of cases where the article is copied almost immediately after publication and if you write to the HP team they'll take off the duplicate warning.
Thanks kess, for your reply. Sorry for responding so late, as I was a bit preoccupied. I respect your opinion.
It's precisely because the work remains ours that Hubpages can't do anything about it. If we gave over copyright to HP then the work would be theirs and they would have responsibility for it.