This is the second time I discovered that one of my hubs was plagiarized and I already filed a DMCA complaint. What else do you do whenever you find that your articles are entirely copied by other people outside of HP?
I email them and ask them politely (at first) to remove my content from their site. If they don't answer my email I send a more aggressive follow up email that I think would send them shaking from their finger tips to little toe digits. I get more success with the latter, especially if you threaten them with legal proceedings that you're willing to follow up. Some I've had successfully removed by just leaving a comment on the article page they stole.
Actually, thinking about it, there's a third option, ask them for money. Demand £300 compensation for SEO damages. You might actually make a few sales, or you'll see your article removed faster than you can say "plurrrp". Either way it's a result.
by akeejaho 10 years ago
I am kinda flattered, but mad as a wet hornet. Has anyone here ever heard of barryrutherford? Well, compare his Hub, Bipolar,more on this subject, and So, whats wrong with being bipolar? I mean, good grief! And this guys profile says he has studied law. (Studied, but...
by Jean Bakula 17 months ago
I wrote a piece about Scorpio Sun Sign People about 6 years ago when I was new here. Most of my main niche is astrology, and instead of contacting me civilly to ask if there was a problem, my piece that was on Exemplore was just pulled from the site. I had just edited it tonight because it's a good...
by quiterandom 4 years ago
So, yeah, this guy at blogspot plagiarized my article, then took it down, but my article still appears in google search queries under his blogspot URL.I requested a search cache removal, but was denied because "The content you submitted for cache removal appears on a live page.As you may know,...
by Rupert Taylor 17 months ago
HP tells me my article Guns for Children has been stolen by a website called Brutalist Press. The offending website says it is "copied" by someone called Helga Dagmar. HP offers advice on what to do but most of it is quite beyond my technology skills, and some of the links admin offers go...
by Dale Hyde 5 years ago
I wanted to share an email that I received four days after filing a DMCA complaint against copied material I found upon searching. This is not the first positive result I have had from various DMCA complaints filed with Google. It is not hard, does not take a lot of time and you get...
by John Coviello 13 months ago
Did HubPages provide an explanation regarding why you can no longer easily share a Hub on Twitter using a button on the Hub? Why did they replace it with Flipboard?
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