You are free to do this unless you own the content or you have permission to use.
According to HubPages team:
"The issue of duplicate content is completely separate from issues of plagiarism or copyright. All that it means is that we found text very similar to what is contained in this hub elsewhere on the web. Duplicated hubs are not a violation of our rules, and may remain published. However, promotional or affiliate links are strictly prohibited on hubs identified as duplicate."
And the hub actually remains published, gets proper HubScore, if you are not making useless hubs.