Can HP disable "copy&paste" to prevent plagiarism?

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  1. Good Guy profile image85
    Good Guyposted 5 years ago

    I am also one of the HP victims of whole scale plagiarism.  This is becoming very rampant.  All at our expense.  Is it possible that HP disables "copy&paste" feature to prevent plagiarism?  I have come across a few websites that prevent readers to "copy&paste".  With this "no copy & paste" I am sure plagiarism will be reduced drastically.

    1. Writer Fox profile image48
      Writer Foxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, that won't help.  People who steal content usually do it from the code.  (Go to any webpage and right-click on your mouse.  You'll see the option to view the page source.  If you click on that, you see the entire coding of the webpage and all of the text and images are there for anyone to copy.)

      I suggest you put a copyright notice at the bottom of your Hubs.  This is the wording I use:

      Copyright © WriterFox™. All Rights Reserved.

      This will help somewhat, because some people think HP is an article site where copying is allowed. I also include a sentence to 'contact the author' if someone wants to use an image.  (I often get requests from people who want to use my images for a school project or YouTube video, etc., through the link I give – which is just a link to the fan mail, which in your case would be: http:// --- without the spaces!)

      The Copyright notice will NOT prevent all copying of your article, which is a huge problem with publishing on HP. You have to factor-in the time you will spend in filing DMCA notices to determine if publishing here is worthwhile to you.

      1. Good Guy profile image85
        Good Guyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Writer Fox.  If they can do it on HP, they can do it on any site.  Not publishing in HP doesn't solve this problem; isn't it?
        I shall add the copyright notice in due course.

        1. csmiravite-blogs profile image57
          csmiravite-blogsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          That happena in ezine too. Most of my articles have been copy pasted with keywods inserted,  that sells underwear and sex aids!  Wheww..... sad

        2. Matthew Meyer profile image71
          Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          We strongly suggest using the Copyright notice tool built into the HubTool as opposed to inserting text with a copyright notice in Hubs.

          1. janderson99 profile image63
            janderson99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Why? The HP notice is so tiny that no one can see it right down the bottom of the page remote from the text itself. HP staff don't appear to use it.

            1. Good Guy profile image85
              Good Guyposted 5 years agoin reply to this


            2. Act 3 profile image88
              Act 3posted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Hi janderson99 - speaking of stolen hubs, you are one of the hubbers I noticed  whose material has been copied at sarenvers(dot)com. You may want to check this forum:
              Sorry, I don't remember which hub of yours I saw there.

              1. janderson99 profile image63
                janderson99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Interesting - because I put a copyright notice at the top of the article they have copied it as well  - see below. I also insert copy notices in the body of the article, as well. (but I get lower hub scores due to doing this).

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          sheilamyersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Good Guy: The process WriterFox described can be used at any website so no matter where you publish your material (your own website, a blog site, etc) it can still be copied easily by anyone who knows how to access the source code. In fact, that's how the scammers out there produce webpages that look exactly like legitimate banking and other service sites. By copying the source code the entire page looks exactly like the original.

          1. Good Guy profile image85
            Good Guyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I hope one day some Smart Alecks can come out with something to prevent this daylight robbery.

            1. profile image0
              sheilamyersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              I'm right there with you Good Guy. It seems that as fast as the good guys can develop ways to protect us, the bad guys develop ways to work around the security even faster.

      2. Barbara Kay profile image88
        Barbara Kayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        There  is a way to prevent copying and pasting from the code. When my BIL first taught me html, he told me to copy the code and then change what I wanted for my own site. He thought that was the quickest way to learn.  I found out quickly that you can't copy the code from many sites. That was years ago, so the technology to prevent it has been around for years.

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    Jeanne Grunertposted 5 years ago

    Doesn't help. Chrome ignores that script.

  3. enamateur profile image67
    enamateurposted 5 years ago

    It really sucks!


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