There are several stolen Hubs on these sites:
It looks like they are both run by a Hubber in Australia. They are both hosted by an American hosting company and you can file your DMCA requests using the host's online contact form (remove spaces):
Or, you can email the legal department (remove spaces):
Hello Writer Fox from your new follower,
As you may know, I moderate awordlover's hubs, update and publish work stored in her archives and files. I publish none of my own articles, they are all owned by awordlover - who was Anne DiGeorge. I am writing to you about stolen hubs you said are on 2 sites but not who the hubbers are or the location of the hubs. Looking at the sites, it is an impossible task to search.
While I appreciate you giving the site URL's of where you saw stolen work, when I went to the first one - besidesthebible.com, there are over 7 years of unformatted (and repeated) posts throughout. If you saw stolen work at this or any site, could you please define it better to the actual URL so to make it easier for us to see the location of the article in question? I have been sifting through the first 3 years of more than 7 years of posts on that site and I am only seeing redundant posts that have nothing to do with the bible and see nothing of articles I would expect to see from an HP writer. I realize it may be uncomfortable pointing a finger directly to bring it to a certain hubber's attention, but with sites like spiffyboutiques.com that have data mixed in with more data - someone told me that is called data mining but I call them garbage posts - it is very hard to see unless there is a sentence to be compared against.
To search for stolen hubs, I have been highlighting certain random sentences, and have found many of awordlover's hubs stolen, republished without her name. I have filed complaints on behalf of awordlover (Anne DiGeorge) on several just in the last 3 months. But without searching by title or by highlighting certain text, I know of no other way to search.
To anyone reading this forum question, if there are more ways that would make this task easier for me, please enlighten me. I'm new to this part of writing and still learning. I put a right shifted text capsule on some of her stolen hubs asking if readers notice this same article somewhere else, to not only put the link to the site where they found it, but to also include the actual article URL. It is only to make it easier for myself and those who can't locate in that large body of work where the stolen hubs are.
Can you please be more specific in the location of the stolen work? It would be ever so much more helpful to me and others so we don't have to sift through 7 years of posts.
I found my stolen Hub by using Copyscape.com. That's the most efficient way to do it. Both sites are obviously owned by the same person and my content was used to give a link back to an SEO 'consultant' in Queensland, Australia.
I strongly advise you to use Copyscape and the paid service will check 200 URLs for about $10.
Thank you Writer Fox. Anne used to have a membership, but after she died her husband didn't keep up with anything. I will look to see if there still is a membership in her name. TY
Copyscape also has a free service which you can try first. I don't know how many URLs you can check for free, but give that a try and let us know.
Also, check for any Hubs which have to do with travel because those sites have a lot of articles in that topic.
Thank you, I will. This morning, I found another health site that took two more hubs from awordlover. It is getting very disheartening to keep on top of this because as soon as one issue is resolved, another website pops up with more stolen content. One can get lost in the multi-level process of reporting so much so that you don't want to publish any new content. I am putting text on many of the stolen hubs so that if readers see it elsewhere they will report it in the hub's comments with full URL to make it easier to find. This is precisely the reason why awordlover's team started out with 3 helpers and now is down to only myself. The stolen content issue is hard to keep after, and reporting it is time consuming when there are more than a few thieves. The other two helpers felt it wasn't worth the time they were putting to help out, if work was going to be stolen so much. I will give it a few more months, but if this task is going to be all encompassing so that nothing else gets done, I will also leave as moderator. It makes you wonder why we have copyrights when it is so easy to steal work and not much is done about it in the end. Putting awordlover's name as source is not enough. Thanks Writer Fox. I will certainly look into awordlover's Copyscape status.
I found it. It was her hub on the Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Accident which is copied on 7 websites word for word. I am putting this aside until tomorrow. The filing that has to be done citing each website is time consuming. It pains me to see how prevalent stealing work is. I can see now why the other two ladies opted out of working on awordlover's account. It is maddening.
I can certainly see how maddening it would be. I don't really understand all this stuff very much.
Here is some information about what to do if you find that one of your Hubs has been stolen and published on another website:
http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/how- … -complaint
Hubpages Learning Center offers choices. One is as Writer Fox suggested - to use Copyscape. I did.
After entering the URL's, Copyscape says the only published articles are the ones with awordlover's name on them. Searching by URL doesn't seem as productive as Googling several paragraphs.
I used http://copyscape dot com/
But choosing several paragraphs and performing a Google search proves otherwise.
awordlover had hubs stolen by 7 websites earlier today.
Now with more searching, there are over 20.
I'm driving myself crazy with this. It is already done so I don't know what my efforts to undo it will accomplish.
Is it worth it? I don't know. awordlover still gets paid well on HP's program, so I don't know if the stolen sites have done much damage. I don't want to estimate what the loss is, sometimes not knowing is better.
I can't do this anymore now.
I have to stop for today.
The spiffy boutiques site is filled with articles about travel to Australia and South America. Hubbers who write travel articles might check out that site.
Thanks for the information. I'm not sure, but I don't think anything of mine is on these websites.
I didn't really look very hard, though, because I really get very nervous about large blocks of text that are totally unformatted, and with no actual "voice" of a human author to connect with. There's no way to tell whose work you're reading, or why they have written it?
It looks as if they were digitally scanned or something?
I get a little nervous even when I hop Hubs that have these problems. It's not always easy to tell what's going on, though.
I sometimes report that they seem suspiciously lifted from a travel brochure or something.
Thanks again for telling us about this. I really want to learn more about these issues.
There's so much to learn, right?
File a DCMA complaint on google, they should remove it
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