A Way to Remove Copyright Symbol

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  1. Marisa Wright profile image86
    Marisa Wrightposted 10 years ago

    I realize we're lucky that HubPages invests money in checking some Hubs for plagiarized copies, when it's not their responsibility - so perhaps I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth!   However, it would be great if there was a feature by which we could hide the copyright symbol once we've checked it.

    Sometimes there is simply no way to remove the plagiarized version - the site might be in China, for instance. And sometimes, the copyright symbol "sticks" even when the copy is gone.  I'd like to hide those symbols, so that when a new copyright symbol appears, I'll notice it.  Right now, I can't keep track of what's old and what's new.

    And if you want some examples, here are some where all the copies were removed months (and in two cases, years) ago, but the symbol is still there:


    And this one is showing a copyright symbol, but when I go to the Hub, there is no warning:

    http://marisawright.hubpages.com/hub/Ho … -cold-sore

    1. PegCole17 profile image94
      PegCole17posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Marisa, Perhaps HubPages could use a color coded icon to denote the age of the issue, like: Pink for New, Red for more than 30 days, Burgundy for older, and Blue for lost causes.

      One of my copyright symbols disappeared last week! It had been on there for months. It may be coincidental but I had unpublished that hub for about 10 days after disavowing over 150 unauthorized links on Google (my first time to do that).

      If I had a lot of copyright symbols rather than just a few, I can see where it would be hard to notice any new ones that get posted.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image86
        Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Why were you disavowing links?

        1. PegCole17 profile image94
          PegCole17posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Marisa, BTW the red C came back with two more infringements from the same site(s) in Feb. There are hundreds of variations on this site selling medical "cures" for hives. The notices from HP say they don't have any DMCA contact info on this site. I've written to the person listed on whois.

          As a last resort, I tried to disavow all 176 links to their sites via Google AdSense.
          Is there a better way? Any help is appreciated. I'm spending more time chasing copycats than I am writing.

          1. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            File a DMCA with the hosting company, such as godaddy.  It is usually far more effective than filing with the site owner.

            Detailed instructions on finding that host, and filing, are on a hub on my carousel.

            1. PegCole17 profile image94
              PegCole17posted 10 years agoin reply to this

              Thank you, Wilderness. The offending link leads to advertisements hosted by ClickBank. I'll take the steps shown in your hub to report this. I still can't find examples of my work copied within the site, only the advert links.

              1. wilderness profile image95
                wildernessposted 10 years agoin reply to this

                Did you do a google search for a snippet of text from the hub?  Try several different sections if the first doesn't work; they may not have copied the entire hub.

          2. Marisa Wright profile image86
            Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Disavowing links won't hurt them and won't help you much.

            If the site is displaying Adsense ads, report them to Adsense (click on the tiny link on the bottom of any ad).

            As Wilderness says, file a DMCA with their hosting company.   Often, hosting companies have a formal process for filing - so once you've discovered who it is, try Googling "how to file a DMCA with [name of hosting company]" and you'll often find a link to their form or page or whatever.

            Wilderness isn't allowed to post a link to his own Hub, but I can:
            http://hubpages.com/hub/Copying-Article … nt-Removed

            1. PegCole17 profile image94
              PegCole17posted 10 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks for the link, Marisa, and for the advice. I'm off to write a hub and leave this time wasting copy- cat chasing business behind. What a drag it is...

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image70
      Matthew Meyerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The informational message is to inform you that we have found the content published online elsewhere.
      This message is displayed only for the author (readers do not see it).
      If you believe that you have addresses the duplication and sent any appropriate DMCA claims, then you can disregard the message.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image86
        Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Yes I know Matthew, but when (like me) you have a long list of symbols to disregard, it becomes difficult to spot when new ones appear, and impossible to remember which can be ignored!

        So it would be great if there was a way to hide the ones I want to disregard.

        1. I Am Rosa profile image82
          I Am Rosaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          I just had this happen last week.  When the symbol didn't go away by itself, I went to the warning notice and clicked the email link provided for filing a claim, which goes to the HP copyright dept.  I put the word RESOLVED in the subject line and in the body put this note:


          Hello: The other day I received a notice on my hub, 10 Facebook Offences {link to my hub} that my content may have been stolen.  I followed the link provided to the blog {link to copy} and reported it to the admin, asking them to remove my content.  My content - and the entire blog itself - has been removed.  I wanted to let you know, so that you can remove the warning on my hub.

          THANK YOU for notifying me and providing the information needed so I could follow up!!



          The next day, I got a note back from team @ hubpages dot com (no spaces) letting me know they'd removed the warning.  (Next time this happens that's the email address I'll use to let them know things are resolved.)

          Perhaps you'd like to do the same?

          1. Marisa Wright profile image86
            Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Good to know, but that's going to increase the workload for the team and I'd much rather have a mechanism where I could manage it myself and save them that work.

            1. I Am Rosa profile image82
              I Am Rosaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              Oh well, pffft - if you want to be all self-sufficient and considerate ...

  2. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 10 years ago

    I have at least half a dozen. I don't really check them anymore because I have so many copies out there I can't be bothered sad

  3. Suzanne Day profile image93
    Suzanne Dayposted 10 years ago

    Agreed, I have one that I dealt with and would like to be able to remove it.

  4. Barbara Kay profile image72
    Barbara Kayposted 10 years ago

    I agree. I just found a new one that may have been there for awhile, but I didn't notice it.

  5. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image83
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 10 years ago

    Please see my suggestion (related to this) in the resurrected thread Paul E. originally posted about eight months ago.  If the HP took a role in tackling these issues, perhaps it would address your concern as well.  Maybe the site could then develop a 'son of' copied symbol for the lost causes.  They could also, perhaps, get a better response from issues that are off shore and difficult to tackle.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image86
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Marcy, I am NOT asking HubPages to take a role in chasing copyright thieves.  I understand that's our job.  They don't even have any obligation to provide the copyright-checking service they do - and I appreciate it.  I'd just like the ability to hide the symbols if I know it's a lost cause, or if I've dealt with it.

  6. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 10 years ago

    There used to be the option of manually removing the symbol.  I can't imagine why they took that away.


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