So lately I have been having major issues with people copying my content, I have filed the necessary forms, but how do you know if and when it has been removed? And for those of you that have had this issue, some people have actually copied my articles, keeping my name on it as the author on their site, Do you allow them to keep them up.....or make them take it down?
Having your work up in multiple places online may cause you to run into duplicate content issues with Google and HubPages. I recommend contacting the people who at least tried to give you credit and telling them they may use a short teaser (1-2 sentences from your Hub) with a link back to your work, but otherwise they need to take it down.
A professional outlet should always ask the author for permission to use their work. The fact that they have done so without your permission could be a red flag. You could ask them to take it down, and if they would like to provide information linking back to your articles this would probably be helpful to you. Proper etiquette concerning this matter is very important. I know that Google does not like repetitive material. Nonetheless this is a frustrating situation. You take the time to write an original article and someone takes it without your permission is very irritating.
by Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago
As hubbers, we know that our content can and will be copied. We file DMCA complaints. We try to use CopyScape. We try to sign up for Google alerts.Is there any other way to help protect our content BEFORE it happens, rather than suffering the after-effects of losing Google traffic and having...
by Rochelle Frank 7 weeks ago
Yep, it was. I looked up the owner of the blog and sent the suggested dmca info to them , no response.I delved further and found out it was on aTumblr site. I looked around and found a contact that deals with copyright issues. Sent the information. They replied promptly, asked a question or two and...
by Audrey Selig 7 years ago
There is so much of this going on that it may not be worthwhile to mention. Since I know that this site is not cooperative, I sent my DMCA complaint to Google. My hub is copied word for word with all the lovely photographs and even a link to another similar hub. It probably is my best hub with lots...
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 Tina 7 years ago
I keep checking my stats here hoping to see many little red arrows. Instead all I am seeing is red copyright symbols! I have seen an increase in the past few weeks and again this morning. I have written to the "authors" of the articles that have been plagiarized, contacted the...
by Judi Brown 5 years ago
Found one of my hubs on a blogger site - I suspect it's the same person (using a new name) who recently stole a great many hotel themed hubs. He has a series of blogs relating to tattoos, which certainly have hubs on them:design your own tattoo reviews (dot) blogspot (dot) co (dot) ukmy first...
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