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Possible adjustment to the copied content filters?

  1. GinnyLee profile image92
    GinnyLeeposted 5 years ago

    I understand that content won't be removed if there is a copy elsewhere on the internet when it isn't possible to determine which came first and which was copied.

    However, is there a way to adjust the copied content filter to require a manual screening in egregious cases?

    For example:

    is copied 48 times according to Google

    While dating these may be hard, have many hubbers been the victim of content theft on the same hub that many times?

    Another way to look at the filter is in the links in the article. … -A-Bicycle is copied at least three times according to google but when you look in the article the outbound link is identical to the one in the hub. 

    In my mind, that would be indicative of someone using HP as part of a concerted effort to create  significant number of back links that may be problematic.  Certainly, it is possible that someone with nefarious intent could spend the effort to copy and paste a hub and not change the outbound link, but it seems much more reasonable that the same person published identical text with identical back links on HP. … r-Handbags compared to 44 copies google … hentic-one compared to google compared to google

    Lastly, it seems that the folks who are publishing these are congregated in certain categories (like … urses/1290)  There seems to be a high correlation with those hubbers with no followers and low quality, number of copies, and questionable backlinks.

    Are there any ways to have the copied content filter look for these commonalities for additional review?  There are several more that seem to be abusive in just this one category.  I hope this helps in fine tuning the copied content filter and maybe focus efforts on some of these that may turn out to be not in alignment with HP's policies.

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've filed over 30 take down requests/dcmas on one particular hub.  I would imagine 48 is possible.  Just saying.

      Edit: Hey!  And it looks like I've got 5 more to do this evening...

      1. GinnyLee profile image92
        GinnyLeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Melissa, compare your hub to these.  Is it of the same caliber?

        My point was that a combination of high copies, identical external links in the articles, and no followers in a high value category is a combination that may be identified as requiring extra scrutiny.

        ...just saying...

        1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
          MelissaBarrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          LOL, most of them copied links, ads, pictures... everything that was on the page.

          And it's not a great hub, no.  Actually it's one I am kind of ashamed of.

          It just happens to be number two on the front page of google for a relatively popular and higher value longtail keyword phrase.

    2. aa lite profile image91
      aa liteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      An alternative would be to email the hubber, and inform them that their content was stolen many times on the web and pointing them to how to file a dmc a (or whatever it is called).  I think this happens quite a lot (people telling people they found their content copied).  Admittedly that would probably not accomplish anything, but it would be interesting to see how this person reacts.  Of course if they don't reply, that is hardly conclusive.

  2. agvulpes profile image88
    agvulpesposted 5 years ago

    It would appear that Ms Cruz has up and left us?

    1. GinnyLee profile image92
      GinnyLeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I flagged the page (but there are plenty of duplicates out there!)

      I do hope that the algorithm that automatically IDs these is possible to be tweaked.

  3. GinnyLee profile image92
    GinnyLeeposted 5 years ago

    Bummer,  it is happening in similar categories too.

    In the category … rings/1347 … -its-Signs

    compared to 377 copies on google

  4. Simone Smith profile image93
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    This is not my area of expertise re: HubPages administration, but as I understand it, our hands are pretty tied. Filing a DMCA is your best bet. I'm sorry we cannot do more to help, though when we have more bandwidth in the future (human resources to possibly run detailed case-by-case checks as you suggest, the ability to find copied content and warn Hubbers via email about it, etc.), we'll certainly do what we can.

    It sucks to have one's work copied- we certainly want to make the experience easier. But for now, the onus is on the copyright holder to file a DMCA independently.