Thoughts on this 'stolen content'

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  1. SpaceShanty profile image94
    SpaceShantyposted 4 years ago

    I regularly check for stolen content myself, I appreciate the little red C HP provides but it cannot be relied on, it can take weeks for HP to find a copy.

    Anyways, I found this site, it has about a paragraph of my Hub on the site but it does provide a link to my Hub here on HP, but it does however look a little different, the top ad banner is really small, there might be something else fishy going on there.

    The Hub doesn't get/never got much traffic but the score has just gone upto 100, so I'm wondering how much the copied content is really affecting it.

    What is everyone else's thoughts?

    I will provide the link but break it up a bit.

    http://www dot tutcity dot com/unix/how-to-secure-your-wifi-from-hackers.95984.html

    What does everyone else think?  File the DMCA or consider it as a free backlink?

    1. Writer Fox profile image47
      Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know which article is yours, but all of those links click through to another page on that same website.  In other words, those aren't the normal snippets you see with a link to the full content.

      If they are not linking to your Hub, nail 'em.  The site is hosted by:, an American company.  Send the DMCA on the form here:

      1. SpaceShanty profile image94
        SpaceShantyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your reply.

        This site is just a bit different, they do actually provide a link back to HP.

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image73
      Matthew Meyerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      If you believe that a site is using your copyrighted content without your permission, then a DMCA NOI may be appropriate.
      You can find instructions for issuing one here in the Learning Center. … -complaint

      1. SpaceShanty profile image94
        SpaceShantyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Matthew,

        I am familiar with filing DMCAs, it is just that it is a bit different this time.

        They only use one paragraph and do provide a link back to the Hub, maybe take a look at at the link and see what you think.

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    It is up to you to decide whether you are okay with them using that excerpt.


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