I am very angry this day. Some of my hubs have been stolen and re-published by a common thief who will no doubt sit back and enjoy the rewards. Why can a thief sit back and enjoy their work? Because there's not a thing anyone can do to stop them. DMCAs don't work, copyright doesn't work,complaints don't work, the advertisers aren't bothered because they'll get the clicks anyway and Joe Public just clicks and reads, unaware that the content they read is actually stolen property.
Will a techno wizard please explain to a layman why there is no icon to click with a unique password that will guarantee my original authorship and 'stamp' copyright on my article. Any re-publishing thereafter will be stopped/suspended/deleted automatically.
There must be something that can be done. Why bother to write original material if any old thief can just copy it?
What can we do?
Do like I do. Add comments to their articles that it is stolen and give the correct url so they reach your hub.
I have also been know to insert a stray sentencein a hub that says"if you are not reading this on hubpages it was stolen by this author"!
But watch out. Not long ago i reported a thief on Triond. Now if you click on his name it goes to my profile because of my comments.
by Andrew Spacey 6 years ago
Thieves are stealing our articles.What can we do?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....
by Rob Welsh 8 years ago
These Thieves are back up again.. and once again monetized with that company that has a dollar each way on both the thieves and the Copyright owners... Google!It appears that much of the HubPages content has been shifted or merely re-published with all links, authors and previous publishing sources...
by Hubalicious 11 years ago
http://xhubpages.wordpress.com/ with a user name of rayskd2000 is stealing content from hubpages and linking back to the original articles with their own signup token in the link.I guess if people sign up after coming from that site the person will make money from additional ad views...
by Thomas Swan 5 years ago
Recently, I found that a number of my articles have been stolen for use on various sites and blogs. In at least two cases the stolen version has been outperforming mine, and ranking higher on google. I have been busy filing DMCA notices, and most have responded positively, but is there any way for...
by Katee Shew 6 years ago
How do you cope with stolen content?I am not talking about how to report it and take it down, I am asking about how you deal with the fact that your work has been stolen. How do you react? Do you continue to write? give yourself a break? Do you look on the bright side?
by Audrey Selig 6 years ago
I checked today on this website and found one of Cardisa's recent salad recipes stolen with a dead link to the hub. It is a summary of the hub. I don't know if anything else can be done. It may take traffic away from our site. I have done what I can. I reported it as spam to Google. and someone...
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