I really like this feature that HP uses to track whether our Hubs have been copied. Don't know how they do it or how it works, but I truly appreciate it. I saw the little C mark by one of my Hubs so checked on it and, from what I can tell from the Copied Hubs screen, the offending copy was remove from the place that had it. The site where it was has a very clear and strict policy against copyright infringement.
Anyway, don't know how it got removed, but I'm grateful whoever had it removed.
Thanks for having our backs.
I hadn't paid much attention to it either, NateB11. I know it's been around for a few months. I've checked before and it was all clear - until today. I was directed there by HP staff when I got a red c. It was handled although it took a good part of the day going back and forth. My article was taken down and all is well. This feature is very helpful.
I only just recently noticed the feature and only just today saw that one of my Hubs were copied. I agree, it's a great feature.
I thought the feature was new, but then I looked down below this thread at the Related Discussions and there's a forum post from 3 years ago about "Copied Hubs Feature". Don't know why it took me so long to notice it. Unless that forum thread is about suggesting it as a feature. Don't know.
Seems that more hubbers are getting the red c than ever lately, making us more aware of the feature.
Do not depend on it to find all the copies; HP does not check every hub and does not even check every hubber on a frequent basis. The cost would be prohibitive.
So do your own checking as well. The HP checks are very valuable and I appreciate the heck out of them, but we all need to check ourselves as well.
I have started using Google Alerts and putting snippets of hubs in there so as soon as it finds anything, it emails me.
by Kate Swanson 4 years ago
I notice that on the "copied Hubs" page, there's a column for "removed". I've never seen any Hub with an entry in that "removed" column and there seems to be no way to mark a copy as "removed". Is there meant to be?It would be an awesome...
by Whitney 7 years ago
I know it's been brought up a few times, but I can't remember a comment from HubPages.Is there anyway that we can get the Copied Hubs section updated? Once the copied pages are removed, they remain. Yes, we can delete the link, but the title remains forever, making it hard to see what is what on a...
by Tony 5 years ago
Within our stats we have a red c in a circle to highlight a copied hub plus a "copied hubs" section.I have three "persistent" offenders that have not yet removed my copied work and if I go to those hubs they also have "this work may be copied etc" at the top and if I...
by Jaye Denman 4 years ago
Periodically I notice a downturn in the traffic to one or more hubs, which leads me to Google the beginning or sections of it/them in search of content theft. Now HP is helping with this chore by notifying us of possible content theft and listing the sites where it's being used. There's even a...
by Rajinder Soni 8 years ago
In my copied hubs section, I have filed the DMCA complaints and it is already showing that the offending posts have been removed but then also I am not able to remove those hubs from the copied hubs section and yes on one of the hub even after the offending blog being removed it is showing as...
by Crystal Tatum 4 years ago
Do you include a copyright notice in your articles? Why or why not?I never do this, but I see that a lot of folks on here do. Just wondering what the opinions are out there.
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