Here's another pirate website that took one of my hubs: http://searcharticles dot net/
Check to see if yours is in there....
All the stealing by uncreative, lazy people who cannot think for themselves! They have to resort to taking other people's stuff. Thanks for keeping us aware of the pirates. Can we make them walk the plank?
I'm doing thorough checking of my hubs in Google to make sure there are no copies as well as using Copyscape. There appears to be 1000s of spun articles, using phrases from my work and others, mashed together to make websites. Apparently they get some views. But I have to say that no one would take them seriously as they are very bad English. No one would read more than a paragraph.
I started reporting a few to Wordpress,org but then got bored with it after about 15 Google pages. I'm not going to worry unless they outrank me.
However, I only found the one above, but if I do find hubs copied word for word, I will report them for DMCA. Had luck reporting the last one and it was taken down after 3 weeks.
Plus, I put a notice on the bottom of my hubs which should deter some people. Feel free to use my notice for your own hubs, it might be useful.
Good evening Suzanne,
Your Penang article was very well-written. I am a local in Penang. Thanks for giving permission to use your copyright caption. I tried to copy and paste into my hub, but the caption did not appear. Would be grateful if you can teach me how to insert this caption.
Thanks in advance.
Just right click, save as on the caption (it is an image) then use it in your hubs as an image.
And another site: http://www.travelcloud[dot]me/
A hubber altered me about one of my hubs having been stolen and there are many more there.
What a shame after all the hard work that goes into making a hub! Ugh, the internet is a blessing and a curse. I wish people had scruples.
It's funny you should mention about spun articles. I was looking for reviews of a book yesterday and I came across one which was very odd. At a glance it looked okay, in fact looked like whoever wrote in was well educated. But there was all sorts of anomalies which left me thinking it was written by someone who knew the words but not what the meant nor what order to place them within the sentence.
With you mentioning spun articles and bad English it all makes sense, unlike the article.
Here's an example of a spun article, that used one of my hubs in it:
"Attractions in the Cameron Highlands include visits to hydroponic strawberry farms, tea plantations, flower gardens and fire and the land of the samba – I’m not letting them faze my days at Disney anytime soon! I drove through the lovely hamlet of Pullman File tab, then the Info tab and select “Automatic Replies out of Office . You can even find all inclusive vacation packages that of Tampa Bay locals like me, Busch Gardens in December-January and June-July, I had my fill of turismos’ apparitions in them. For the remainder of our Lake Michigan Circle Tour America, mainly from its most-populous nation, Brazil, and its neighbor Argentina. While considered a small temple, the Sam Poh Buddhist Temple was worth a look and with free entry but with the it may be wiser to use the services of a travel agency. Swamp People Just Having Fun Most everyone enjoys a swim in a lake or pool to nurseries, honey bee farms and local markets selling local produce on the side of the road."
Now it all makes perfect sense. I did warn you about my sense of humour didn't I.
Anyway. That is similar to what I came across last night. So obviously the article has been spun.
I promise not to ask if Sam Poh is Winnies brother.
The weird part is that apparently spun articles by law can be considered "a new piece of work" and not copyright infringement.
But I don't think they'll attract any real visitors or shoppers in a big way, because they aren't really readable and certainly don't appear trustworthy with the English in them.
I cannot see the point, what would they gain. If instead of a book review which will help you decide to buy the book all you end up doing is read, or not, something which looks like gibberish.
I was checking out some of my Hubs the other day and it seems like they've also been stolen
After having a blog post stolen a few months ago, Copyscape is a monthly routine for me. /: It really is a shame that people are so lacking in ingenuity and work ethic that they have to steal the creative efforts of others.
this is really a shame that people copy the work and steal your creative ideas. I think they are insecure and incompetent.
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