Although the copied text was taken down I still get a warning

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  1. Bard of Ely profile image86
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    Why is that weeks after I successfully got all of the text stolen from a hub and pasted on the Flickr site removed I still get a warning that my content has been duplicated and a link to the offending site?

    1. Helena Ricketts profile image97
      Helena Rickettsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It might still be cached in Google?  I know that when you move content from another website to HubPages that you have to wait for Google to clear it from their cache or you will get that message.  I don't know how to clear it but there is a way to do it.  Hopefully someone who does know will come along shortly!

      Hope that helps a little at least.  smile

      1. Bard of Ely profile image86
        Bard of Elyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the info. I only posted because it was a lot of trouble getting the stolen text removed and I thought it would mean that here the warning would be gone but I was wrong! btw the thief has posted at Flickr a sort of apology to me saying it "won't happen again." I should hope not!  I am sick of people stealing my work!

    2. WriteAngled profile image79
      WriteAngledposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Is this not something you can get cleared manually, Bard? Surely if you can show that your hub text was there first, a human moderator at HP could get rid of the warning! It's a pretty poor show if HP is protecting the rights of a thief over those of the original author.

      1. Bard of Ely profile image86
        Bard of Elyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I really don't know the answer but HP are not "protecting" the thief. They told me my work was stolen. and gave me a link to it. I assumed that having got the stolen text removed from Flickr and an email from Yahoo who apparently deal with policing all this saying that action had been taken, that it was all over and dealt with (yes, Flickr don't actually handle this sort of stuff but pass you on to Yahoo where you fill in a second complaint!), but I was wrong. The copyright infringement symbol still shows for the hub in question. I just get fed up of all this nonsense, especially when it's not as if there's a lot of money at stake!

        1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
          pauldeedsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Hubs are only checked or re-checked periodically, the (c) should go away eventually.

          When your work has been copied like this, you aren't under any obligation to do anything; as the warning says "you not being penalized on HubPages".  It's up to you to decide whether you want to pursue it or not.

          1. Bard of Ely profile image86
            Bard of Elyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you for explaining, Paul!

    3. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've had one that has been gone for months but it's still mentioned in Hubpages

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    Did you go to the bottom of the page re-run the 'check for violations'?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've done that a couple of times. That link is almost a year old now.


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