Stolen Squidoo Content

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  1. Elle-Dee-Esse profile image77
    Elle-Dee-Esseposted 3 years ago

    It has come to my attention through the Hubpages duplicate content filter that one of my lenses was stolen and appears complete with photos of my daughters, on the following website. I discovered while I was there that other pages on that site are also former Squidoo lenses. If one of them is yours you may not find out until you actually go to edit your hub. The bizarre hit and miss way to navigate this site is via the tags at the bottom of each page. If you are affected I have the Whois info and am happy to pass it on. Start with my page then go to the tags and 'hop'. I have posted the url with xxx's in place of www's so as not to give the thief the benefit of a backlink:

    http://xxx.asthmaandallergytreatment.co … hy/page/2/

    1. Pat Goltz profile image78
      Pat Goltzposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for letting me know about the stolen content from one of my lenses/hubs. I have ordered him to take it down. His host is notorious for theft, so don't expect any help there. They will credit payments late and then take down entire web sites permanently.

      What is Copyscape? No time now to investigate anything, but I certainly will do so when I next return to my computer.

      Be careful about going to his house! Some of these unscrupulous people can be really nasty.

      1. Paula Atwell profile image80
        Paula Atwellposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Copyscape is a service that checks the web for duplicate copies http://copyscape.com

  2. Elle-Dee-Esse profile image77
    Elle-Dee-Esseposted 3 years ago

    Did you think including a Copyscape declaration in your content would stop thieves? Check this one out (replace those xxx's with www's): http://xxx.asthmaandallergytreatment.co … otography/

  3. Paul Ward profile image75
    Paul Wardposted 3 years ago

    Him again - that domain registrant appears on so many sites like this.

    1. Elle-Dee-Esse profile image77
      Elle-Dee-Esseposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Paul the address is only about an hour from here. I am so tempted to go there and put a sign on his door along the lines of "the person who lives here is a thief!"

    2. Pat Goltz profile image78
      Pat Goltzposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That domain registrant has serious problems. It steals domains and web sites, and does illegal stuff I won't detail here.

  4. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 3 years ago

    One of the things I've been doing as I edit my transferred lenses is running them through Copyscape, to head off any duplicate content issues. I sent out a DMCA notice yesterday, to a site that had copied one of my articles, and posted it as a .pdf file.

    Honestly, why don't these people just come to my house and steal my truck while they're at it?

  5. Elle-Dee-Esse profile image77
    Elle-Dee-Esseposted 3 years ago

    Well the good news is that my posts have been removed. The bad news is that the site is still there so if anyone has content on this site I strongly recommend that you take action. I emailed him directly with a cease and desist and a threat to submit a dmca. I wasn't confident of getting a result with a dmca as my content wasn't actually live on the web anywhere right now.

    1. Pat Goltz profile image78
      Pat Goltzposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations! I will check mine.

      Having checked...my content is still there. Will have to take sterner measures, which I will do.

  6. Elle-Dee-Esse profile image77
    Elle-Dee-Esseposted 3 years ago

    UPDATE: the site has been taken down

 
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