Internet thieves are laughing their heads off,all the way to the bank in many cases. All they need do is copy content, sit back and enjoy the rewards. What can authors/writers do to help stop this blatant criminal activity? DMCA filing doesn't work. Complaints don't work. Copyrighting doesn't work. What can we do?
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Great info; will have a look. At the same time will have a look at your profile! Thanks
The bottom line is - thieves can still copy and re-publish without anyone able to touch them.This is wrong. We need the techno wizards to invent a copyright button that sends a signal - any copies thereafter are suspended/deleted automatically. Angry
Thanks, LongTimeMother. I appreciate you posting this hub. It has been helpful.
There must surely be a technobrain out there who can come up with a copyright infringement button/icon. I publish original on 14th June, 17.49, under my name. Thief copies and posts 17.51. Surely they can stop this happening?
I understand. But surely the techno brains can get to work on a copyright infringement button/icon...why can't they do this? If I publish on the 14th June 2013 on Alien Carrot Juice and someone tries to steal this article on the 15th June?
It has nothing to do with techno brains. Even if there are buttons and even if someone gets caught and punished, it won't stop the majority of thieves.
Terrorism attacks have more priority. Try to relax because it's better for your health:-)
Full of great content your answer. I'm barking up the wrong tree thinking that a technobrain can invent a true authorship button to validate origianl work,with a unique password for the author.How do the secure pin number things work for banks? Help.
Every time this issue comes up, people ask about prevention in the form of software or similar. No one ever has an answer. I guess if someone did, they'd be marketing it and we'd all be subscribing to it :(
Great story, with a twist. Thanks. The principle is the same, stealing. Some technobrain must invent a unique authorship button/icon. Author clicks on it, uses unique password, hey presto, article secure. Any resemblance to original is stopped.
I get it. I'll get my software husband on that right away. Who knows? I'm being half skeptical, half-serious here. He encrypts stuff for Fortune 5 companies, why not here, why not now? We'll make millions! (Well, now I went too far).
Well done for the work but the thieves return like a recurring bad dream. Come on technowizards, get this issue sorted. Is it too great a problem to overcome - invent a copyright infringement icon, author clicks on it with unique password.Viola!
The instant you publish unique content on the www, it is copyrighted under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Thanks for the reply. This is only a temporary measure, the thieves will return in droves again. We need action from the web wizards to make copyright safe and beyond the reach of lowm life stealers.
I am so angry. I've been with HP for a year and this issue has been raging all that time, from years previous I bet. When is anyone going to do something about it? A techno wizard must be able to sort this mess. We're feeding thieves!!! Criminals.
The hacking prevention scan sounds great and will be a deterrent to those who seek to do damage. If you could create similar scanning software for articles thieves would be put off!! Thanks for the comment.
Even if this would exist and even if they would shut one down, they'll enter the internet through another way and copy content again. A hacker safe badge on each article will probably be so expensive that no engineer wants to lose money on this.
I see. I think this is an issue causing too much strife and damage. We need a technical solution involving copied material, or resemblance issues. Techno wizards please come forward, secure our original articles with a unique password and icon or?
That's good. Now my hubs are stolen I'm fuming and fed up. We need action from the techno wizards to clean up this criminal activity. Why bother writing when it can be taken, easily, and there's nothing we can do!!!!!! We need an answer.
Thanks for the reply but read through the appropriate forums. Many have filed DMCAs but they're not effective in the long run. Thieves just change the domain or whatever and you're back to square one. Easy for the criminal. What can we do?
Maybe one day they'll finally wake-up and think about how wrong it was to steal creative content from others, over a few measly bucks. Don't worry...every thief eventually gets caught and crime doesn't pay!! And their conscious will torment them.
Yes, there's a point but the principle remains. I also think more and more thieves will latch onto this easy game - if it's of no use to the thieves then why do they do it? Thieves prosper when nothing is done. Come on techno wizards, find a solution
"...if it's of no use to the thieves then why do they do it?"
Right. It *is* of use to thieves for the simple reason that it is much, much faster to steal than to create. That said, do sleaze sites draw views?
Yes, you're right but I feel there are techno wizards out there who can find the solution. They can invent a true authorship icon which we as authors activate with a unique password...I hope someone can do this.
Thanks for the visit - Yes - we must deter these thieves as much as we can. Put copyright on articles, copyscape and any other tool/device to thwart the low life.
Stealing articles is a normal every day activity on the internet. I'd love to know the exact number being thieved and set up for traffic and reward which ought to be heading the author's way. Bad,bad. Technowizards please devise a true way forward.
Many thanks for the visit. It would be great to have a genius invent software that guarantees absolute safe publishing. One day it will happen but not in the foreseeable future!
You wouldn't file a complaint with HubPages - they have your original. You file with the host of the plagiarist or, failing that, Google.
Many thanks for your visit and comment. Yes, we have to do all we can to prevent stealing. The more we deter the more success we'll enjoy.
Thanks for replying. Thieves in my experience only thieve when it's worth their while!! Crappy sites must work or why do they do it? Some techno wizard MUST have a clue about a copyright infringement solution to this awful problem. I hope!!
Aha! How wonderful it would be if I really have an "on-line reputation" and it gets tarnished! What we write is actually read by an abysmal fraction of a fraction of Internet readers! May be 0.00000001 percent of those who seek info from Internet!
Our current thief is using scraping software to scrape HP content daily to spread across his 16 sites in an attempt to make money from hubbers' hardwork. There is no discernment, simply industrial scale plagiarism. I'm anything but flattered.
can you tell me who it is, and where they are publishing, so i can investigate it more?
The scraper is based in China. This is the thread I put up originally - note that more sites were added http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/111298
There are forums ongoing about this awful situation.JudiBee a hubber has lots of info. I've seen 7 of my hubs on a tacky thief site this morning.I'm livid.How many more are out there? We need action fast.
Thanks for the comment and visit. Please look after your content, the fruits of the mind, and do what you can to deter the thief who cares nothing for us as human beings.