Copyright Warning

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (12 posts)
  1. Elderberry Arts profile image95
    Elderberry Artsposted 4 years ago

    My most popular hub has a warning on it that it may of been copied by someone else. Does that mean someone on Hubpages or somewhere else online and can I do anything about it? That particular hub is always my highest scoring and has had a score of 100 before now so I don't want to lose that.

    1. profile image0
      sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It could almost anywhere on the internet. If you can find out where it's posted, you can try to contact either the person who posted it or the website and ask them to remove it.

      1. Elderberry Arts profile image95
        Elderberry Artsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I was able to find it and have emailed the webmaster to ask for it to be removed. It came up as one of the top results in a Bing search so not good for my hub views sad
        If they refuse to take it down is there anything I can realisticly do?

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          File a DMCA with the host.  There are instructions in the learning center, plus I've written a hub with detailed instructions on how to do that in difficult cases.

          If a DMCA to the host fails (never seen it happen, and I've filed hundreds) you can also file with Google.  Notify Amazon, eBay or any other affiliate program being used on the site and try to get any affiliation removed - without money coming in there isn't much reason to have the article.  Google will cancel their adsense if they are using stolen content and they'll hate that!

    2. Millionaire Tips profile image93
      Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You can copy selected passages on a search engine to see where else it has been published.

      1. Elderberry Arts profile image95
        Elderberry Artsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you. I will try that now.

        1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
          Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Elderberry - be sure to put the phrases you search for in full quotes - that will pull up exact copies.

    3. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Elderberry, just click on the link at the top of your hub page where it says warning, you will see the copied link in blue, click on that and it will take you straight to the stolen one, then you will find a contact bit on there to complain, okay?

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Nell - this is a great feature! Is it new?  I've gone through agony with copied hubs in the past (and traffic has never been revived on most of them. I have had any warnings about copies since the new icons in our accounts appeared, and I hope I don't experience that pain again, but I love this feature!

        1. Nell Rose profile image90
          Nell Roseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Not sure Marcy, I always look at the warning at the top of the hub click and open it, then click on the bad link, not sure if its new or not though, but it does help finding it quickly, and then we can have a go at them quicker! lol!

  2. deannedegrandpre profile image60
    deannedegrandpreposted 4 years ago

    You know? I had a copy of a story that I posted on my business site so that Staples could download it and print it out for Christmas presents. I decided to publish here and forgot to take it down from the other spot. I removed it and republished as the instructions said. It has been a week and I still have not been allowed to be live. At this point, it isn't doing anyone any good--and, it is a cause marketing piece related to a horrible kitten disease. I'd like to know how to unpublish is here and just move on.

  3. word55 profile image72
    word55posted 4 years ago

    Yes, write to the hub staff and inquire about it and they'll either tell you or refer you to a link where the copy or similar wording is.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)