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 Marisa Wright3 years ago
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by Whitney6 years ago
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by Jaye Denman3 years ago
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by LiamBean4 years ago
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by Sally Gulbrandsen2 years ago
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by Susan Keeping6 years ago
All the little copyright tags have disappeared from my hubs, except for the one that is a duplicate that I have elsewhere. Of course, that doesn't mean there are still copies out there but it feels good for a bit.
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