Confused, need some help with possible copied content

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  1. Ceres Schwarz profile image21
    Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years ago

    Hello. When I typed sentences from my "How To Restore & Recover Lost iPod Files Using Music Rescue?" hub in Google search, my hub and this https: / / /pages/ Techno-ComputerServices/195068100513903 showed up.

    When I checked that Facebook page, I saw what appears to be my whole article posted there but there's no link to my HubPages article or a mention of me as the author.

    This is the very first time I have encountered something like this so I am confused and am not sure what to do next.

    I checked the HubPages learning center and there was an article about filing DMCAs but I wonder does this work the same for articles found on Facebook? How would that work exactly? And how would I go about getting that post on Facebook removed?

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

  2. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    If you open the Facebook page, there is a down arrow thingie next to 'Like the Page' top right. Click on 'report this page' and you will then see a question asking "is this your intellectual property?" follow the link and report him. Facebook should take it down.

    1. Ceres Schwarz profile image21
      Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much. Do I also still need to file a DMCA or is it no longer necessary to do so?

    2. Ceres Schwarz profile image21
      Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, but I'm still rather confused. I went to the Facebook page but the drop-down arrow only showed 'create a page', 'privacy' and 'terms'. Maybe it means only those with a Facebook account can see it?

      I searched around and found the copyright report form of Facebook (https: // www .facebook. com /help/ contact/540201339393478). Is this the right form to fill out?

      I also wonder should I put my HubPages username or my real name in this form? And why is it asking me for a mailing address? Am I supposed to include that too? Thank you for the help.

      1. Writer Fox profile image49
        Writer Foxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        This is the correct form for copyright infringement on Facebook:

        Yes, you have to answer every question or your DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) notice isn't valid.

        1. Ceres Schwarz profile image21
          Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you very much. Am I supposed to use my HubPages username on that form or should I use my real name instead? And what happens next after submitting that form? Is there anything else that needs to be done to get the content removed from Facebook?

          1. Writer Fox profile image49
            Writer Foxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            You must use the name under which copyright is held.  For example, the copyright to my Hubs is owned by Writer Fox™.  It is up to you to decide if you want ownership to be held under 'Ceres Schwarz' or some other name.  For purposes of getting content removed from Facebook, it might be less confusing to Facebook to just make the request under your HP user name.  There is nothing else you need to do to get the content removed from Facebook.  Once the content is removed, have the cache removed on Google and Bing.

            1. Ceres Schwarz profile image21
              Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks for all the help. I think I will just use my HubPages username then.

              Sorry for so many questions but I find that I'm still kind of confused. I saw this statement on the Facebook reporting page: "Note that we may provide your contact information and/or the contents of your report to the user that posted the content you are reporting" and I have to wonder is it really safe to provide our address and even our phone number on this form?

              Why would Facebook need it anyway? And why would they have to give it to whoever copied our content? Or are we just supposed to provide it in general terms and not the exact address?

              Also, do you know a hub or site that explains how to remove the cache from Google and Bing? Thanks a lot for the help.

              1. Writer Fox profile image49
                Writer Foxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                The DMCA requires that the complaint be sent to the alleged plagiarist and the complaint includes your contact info.  Just use an email address and phone number that you don't mind sharing.  (You can always go get a throw-away email address at Yahoo.)

                Remove the cache only AFTER the plagiarized content has been removed.

                To remove the cache of the plagiarized content on Google:

       … page=ts.cs
                (click inside the circle which says 'Web Search', then scroll down the page and click inside the circle which says 'A piece of content I am concerned about has already been removed by the webmaster but still appears among the search results.' Then, click on the link 'this tool.' You'll then be asked to sign in and then to enter the page URL and, if the page is still live, a word from the outdated cache page that you want to remove.

                To remove the cache on Bing/Yahoo:
       … l-cb6c294d

                It can take 24 – 48 hours for the removal process.

                1. Ceres Schwarz profile image21
                  Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Okay. Thanks a lot. But the form is also asking me for a mailing address. Do I have to fill that out too? Or can I just go with the e-mail address and the phone number and then leave that part blank?

                  And thanks for the detailed instructions on how to remove the cache from Google and Bing.

  3. Writer Fox profile image49
    Writer Foxposted 5 years ago

    Yes, you have to put a postal mailing address on the form.  Because you are giving a legal notice under the law, the alleged infringer must have a postal address to make a response (which almost never happens).  But, you may use a P.O. Box or a work address.

    If you are in the U.S., you could probably get by with 'General Delivery c/o the street address of the nearest post office'.

  4. Ceres Schwarz profile image21
    Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years ago

    Oh. Okay. Thanks. Actually, I tried to fill out the form but left the mailing address blank, just to see what would happen. It seems that Facebook doesn't mind if that wasn't filled out because when I clicked the submit button, it accepted the form and I even got an e-mail about it that said they would be looking into it.

    I wonder how long it would take for them to look into it? I guess they will be sending an e-mail about what they've done about the page that copied the content? Anyway, thanks so much for all the help. It's well appreciated. Now I know what to do if I see my content copied on Facebook, which I hope wouldn't happen anymore.


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