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Rights to a removed hub

  1. mollymeadows profile image84
    mollymeadowsposted 4 years ago

    After I remove a hub from Hubpages do all rights to it revert to me?

    1. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I believe that is my understand, so long as it has been  removed and unpublished from HubPages, as it is your writing and belongs to you, the author.

      1. mollymeadows profile image84
        mollymeadowsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Faith! I appreciate the help. I removed "Too Many  Gerbils" b/c I might want to do something else with it. :-)

      2. Simone Smith profile image87
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Right-o! One maintains copyright of one's work on HubPages- regardless of whether it is published!

    2. rose-the planner profile image85
      rose-the plannerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I was wondering the same thing.  Thanks for asking the question.

      1. mollymeadows profile image84
        mollymeadowsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I'm glad that it helped you, Rose!

    3. Mark Johann profile image71
      Mark Johannposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, absolutely. You have all the rights. This is why I like Hubpages more.

  2. Writer Fox profile image79
    Writer Foxposted 4 years ago

    You always own the rights to anything you publish on HubPages.

    1. mollymeadows profile image84
      mollymeadowsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Writer Fox!

  3. Seafarer Mama profile image90
    Seafarer Mamaposted 4 years ago

    Yes. This is the beauty of Hub Pages. We own our work and can use it for other purposes, even if we've published it on  HP first. :0)

  4. mollymeadows profile image84
    mollymeadowsposted 4 years ago

    Thank you, Seafarer Mama!

  5. mollymeadows profile image84
    mollymeadowsposted 4 years ago

    Thanks, Simone!

  6. Thelma Alberts profile image83
    Thelma Albertsposted 4 years ago

    Yes, we have the right to remove our own hubs and use them somewhere else. That is good;-)

  7. VictoriaSheffield profile image85
    VictoriaSheffieldposted 4 years ago

    I am so glad the question was asked!

  8. Writer Fox profile image79
    Writer Foxposted 4 years ago

    The rights don't "revert" to you, because they always belonged to you to begin with.  You allowed HubPages to publish your Hub under its Terms of Service, not to own any rights to your work.  It's cool.

  9. mollymeadows profile image84
    mollymeadowsposted 4 years ago

    Thank you, Writer Fox! I appreciate the help!

  10. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    Something I don't think anyone else has mentioned; if you pull your hub you still own it.

    If, however, there is a copy of that hub out there and you unpublish yours, that copy is now the original unless you have some definite proof that you wrote it and when.  A signed and notarized statement from President Obama, maybe. 

    Should you re-publish, the owner of the copy has every right to file a DMCA against you and have yours taken down.  Make absolutely there are no copies before you unpublish and that you are republished before any copies appear.  It can be a real problem and effectively lose you control over the content you wrote.

    1. BlossomSB profile image92
      BlossomSBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wow! That's and interesting point that we really need to remember and take notice of. Thank you for the warning.

    2. mollymeadows profile image84
      mollymeadowsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I had no idea! Thank you for the heads up!

    3. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      But there is the wayback machine to prove the article was originally yours.

      http://archive.org/web/web.php

      I'm not sure how long it has to be published first, before it gets picked up.

      I found myself in that situation not so long ago. I unpublished a hub (after checking for copies on the web) and tried to republish it elsewhere.

      I got a duplicate content warning. Someone had stolen it just before I took it down.

      I used the wayback machine to file a DMCA, and won smile

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        True, and good to know it actually works.  Thanks, Izzy.

  11. mollymeadows profile image84
    mollymeadowsposted 4 years ago

    Thank you, Izzy! I had never heard of that! :-)

 
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