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Stolen Hubs

  1. sallybea profile image97
    sallybeaposted 3 years ago

    I came across someone who calls himself  Sfhqeelley.  He or she has several stolen hubs on his site
    including my own Pictures to Painting - highly annoying is this is the third one stolen this week.  Even more annoying is the fact that his 'hubs' meaning ours, have higher ratings than our own.  I would like to post a link to this page but don't want to give him any more publicity.  I could do with some help in getting rid of him or her. 
    The ones I found are:-
    How to Make a Lego Video Without Showing Your Hands
    Stone Carvings of Cambodia
    10 Ways To Destroy A Good Watercolor Brush
    Religious Themed Art Paintings inside Houston's MFA
    Safety Tips for Quilters
    How To Make A Hemp Bracelet
    Free Fractal Art Software

    Thanks,

    Sally

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      What is the name of the site?

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Writer fox - to be honest - this is a strange one - http://    sfhqeelley  .blox.pl/html.  I put a few spaces in the link  Perhaps you can tell me how it should be done!
        Thank you.

    2. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Sally I found the host for that website and their information is as follows:

      Agora TC Sp. z o.o.
      Czerska 8/10
      00-732 Warszawa
      POLAND
      phone:   +48 22 5554354
      fax:  +48 22 5555613
      e-mail:  lir@agora.pl

      Send the DMCA Info similar to how HP does it to the email provided. Add in the email that one of their hosted domains has violated your copyright. It makes no sense filing with Google since Google can only remove the website from its search engine. There are many other search engines out there that Google has no control over.

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Hello Cardisa,

        I had given up after two failed attempts to file DMCA's .  I am so appreciate of your attempt to help me, thank you.

        Sally

        1. Cardisa profile image90
          Cardisaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I know how frustrating it can be but NEVER give up your rights to your own content!

          Much love,

          Cardisa

          1. sallybea profile image97
            sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Thank Cardisa - so nice to see you back again:)

  2. thestudiobydeb profile image78
    thestudiobydebposted 3 years ago

    Put a copyright notice at the bottom of all of your work. Warn him that the server keeps a record of when you posted content and this is legal proof of your original work and that if he does it again, you'll have to forward it to your attorney.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I do add a copyright sign - the hubpages one on all of my hubs.   I am afraid an attorney is not anyone I would use - ha - I don't make enough here to pay an attorney to remove stolen content.

    2. relache profile image84
      relacheposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      File a notice of infringement per DMCA guidelines, and be done with it.

      Why waste time on anything else?

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I would love to but I cannot work out who to file one with in this case.  It appears to be a polish site called blox and there is no email address for the person who has stolen the hubs.

        1. relache profile image84
          relacheposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          So?  File it to the domain host.

      2. Marketing Merit profile image88
        Marketing Meritposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        DMCA legislation will not apply if the site is hosted in Poland.
        Get the sites deindexed by filing complaints to Google and any other search engines you may feel are relevant.

        I have successfully had sites taken down in the UK, as a copyright infringement, but you cannot rely on DMCA to protect you worldwide.

        1. lisavollrath profile image94
          lisavollrathposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          It won't hurt to file a copyright complaint. Poland is part of the WIPO, and has intellectual property laws.
          http://www.wipo.int/members/en/details. … try_id=141

          1. Marketing Merit profile image88
            Marketing Meritposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Agreed.
            I was just trying to make the point that US legislation has no jurisdiction as regards the rest of the world.

        2. psycheskinner profile image80
          psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          They are a signatory of the international agreements (WIPO etc) that make a correctly filled DMCA form enforceable in Poland, albeit not under a law of that exact name.

          1. Marketing Merit profile image88
            Marketing Meritposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            That was actually the point that I was making in my earlier post.

  3. btrbell profile image90
    btrbellposted 3 years ago

    Is he on hubpages, Sally? I just went to look and didn't find a user by that name.
    OK. I just found him on line. Send him an email asking him to remove all your hubs (list the titles of each hub) or you will report him.

    This is the the email that hubpages recommends. Just change to your own info.:

    I am writing to you to avail myself of my rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This letter is a Notice of Infringement as authorized in ยง512 of the U.S. Copyright Law.

    1. The copyrighted work at issue is the text that appears on:

    http://btrbell.hubpages.com/hub/5-great-Core-Exercises

    2. The URLs where my copyrighted material is located include:

    http://www.healthorum.com/2013/02/best- … cises.html

    3. My contact information is as follows:

    Good luck!

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      As you found, he is not a HubPages author and I cannot find an email for him.  I did file a DMCA to Bing but am  not sure if this was correct thing to do.

      1. lisavollrath profile image94
        lisavollrathposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        His pages are hosted on blox.pl, which is a polish site. Go there, run it through Google translate, and find their terms of service. That should lead you to the correct email address for DMCA complaints.

        1. sallybea profile image97
          sallybeaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, that is helpful, I will have another go.

          1. sallybea profile image97
            sallybeaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I should have mentioned that there is another whole page of Hubs which I have not listed here.

      2. btrbell profile image90
        btrbellposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Sally...When I don't find an email, I go to the home page and try to find a contact me or a place to submit questions or comments. That usually gets their attention. I have only had one who didn't remove it immediately but, in the end, he took it down.

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    Even mentions Hub Pages     http://sfhqeelley.blox.pl/html


    Also found this: Sfhqeelley
    sfhqeelley.blox.pl/
    Name: Anderson Bartels My age: 31 Country: Great Britain City: Malden ZIP: KT4 1SS Street: 46 Cunnery Rd.

  5. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    Why not file DMCA with Google.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks will do.

    2. lisavollrath profile image94
      lisavollrathposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Address to do that, in case anyone needs it:
      https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/dmca-dashboard

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That is very kind and helpful - thank you.

  6. Theresa Franklin profile image86
    Theresa Franklinposted 3 years ago

    How did you realize someone was stealing your hubs? Surely, you didn't just come upon one.  Is there a way to look at your account and know that?

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      No, in this case I got a warning on the actual Hub from HubPages to say that it was likely that my work had been stolen.   I do however, regularly cut and paste a section of my text into Google, to see if someone has stolen the content.  It will come up if it has been stolen.
      The warning you get from HubPages does not always come with the info required to file a DMCA.  For someone such as myself who is not so well versed in doing these things, it can be complicated.  I am self taught and the terminology used is sometimes difficult for me to understand.  I guess I will get better as time goes on:)

  7. Melovy profile image97
    Melovyposted 2 years ago

    Sallybea, just wondering how you got with this - was filing to blox.pl successful? One of my hubs has been copied by a different user on that site. (At least I think it's someone else, since the url is vwxicki0utqs.blox.pl )

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      No, I have failed at all attempts so far but am going to have another go with the email which Cardisa has provided.

      1. Melovy profile image97
        Melovyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for your help Sallybea and Cardisa, I will try that address too.

  8. abrodech profile image92
    abrodechposted 2 years ago

    report the hub as stolen on that little flag icon in the corner to alert hubpages administrators to the issue

  9. Hendrika profile image70
    Hendrikaposted 2 years ago

    I think I will have to start watching my Hubs more. Up to now I have really relied on Hubpages to pick up anything fishy

  10. Hendrika profile image70
    Hendrikaposted 2 years ago

    Another thing concerning stolen Hubs, If you are not getting any traffic and are not featured  because of that. Your traffic is gone because of the stolen Hub. If I try and fix it, it can do with updating, will it not perhaps be flagged as duplicate content when I republish because of the stolen Hub?

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I have never had one flagged, including this one for duplicate content so don't think so.  Perhaps someone else knows the answer to this.

 
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