Copied content discovered too late?

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  1. B. Leekley profile image91
    B. Leekleyposted 4 years ago

    Long ago I had an exceptionally long hub on 7 rules of creative writing--lots longer than the optimum length of 1,500 words that I've seen recommended by HubPages. I read in various hubs that hubs should not be so long, because people have short attention spans and expect short articles at HubPages. So I deleted the long hub after being sure I had saved the content to my computer and replaced it with four hubs, parts 1, 2, 3, and 4. Then an argument by Writer Fox (I forget if in a hub or in a forum post or both) in favor of long hubs, plus advice I read from Google, convinced me to combine those four hubs into one big hub again. (People like reading one article in four parts even less than reading one large article, and people don't mind reading a large article if it is interesting enough, and Google likes lots of interesting, original, helpful content.) So recently, after I made sure I had saved the content to my computer, I deleted the four articles, intending my next step to be to build one long hub with all 7 of my rules of creative writing included. I waited a few days after deleting the four hubs and then did a Google search on random long phrases to be sure the content I had deleted was gone from the Internet before I used it again.

    I discovered that the content, or portions of it, had been copied and showed up on a website in Europe and on a website in the Orient.

    So should I: a) See if HubPages staff keeps deleted hubs tucked away somewhere and will help me to prove the content is mine and to get the copied content removed from the Internet, so that I can post my content again, or b) entirely rewrite the article, using all different words to express the same ideas, or c) see if I can get assurances from HubPages and Google that I can re-post the content as one large article without any snags, because they understand that it's my original content, or d) other?

  2. melbel profile image95
    melbelposted 4 years ago

    It's too late. I deleted a hub but had backed up the content and found someone had copied it. I asked HubPages to help me, but they couldn't. I was pretty pissed... at myself.

    1. B. Leekley profile image91
      B. Leekleyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for that information, melbel.

  3. relache profile image84
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    1) You own the content.  It's up to you to prove it's yours, HubPages will not help you.  That's all clearly explained in the terms of use.

    2) a viable option.  Your rewrite may not hit the same great words as your original, or it might do better.

    3) if your "copy" of the article is younger than the other copies, HubPages and Google are going to consider a copy other than yours the original.  You don't get content reassurances, you defend your copyrights or you lose them.

    4) sure, why not?

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Very good points, relache, especially number three.

    2. B. Leekley profile image91
      B. Leekleyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for clarifying my situation, relache.

  4. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Check the wayback machine
    https://archive.org/index.php

    1. B. Leekley profile image91
      B. Leekleyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, psycheskinner, for bringing my attention to the wayback machine.

  5. Suzanne Day profile image95
    Suzanne Dayposted 4 years ago

    Also, if you have any date stamped files from creating the content, eg a Word file or something, it helps a lot in proving you're an owner!

 
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