I am getting fed up of getting copyright alerts for my hubs which have been stolen and reproduced elsewhere. I am on a third! I have just noticed that my one about the Essiac cancer cure has now been duplicated on a site on angelfire giving no link here or credit to me. I have had to submit a complaint there which involved me filling out a form. Another of my hubs got stolen and duplicated on a forum where I asked that it was taken down but I still have a copyright symbol showing here so I'll have to assume it hasn't been!
Fortunately we are not penalised here for this but it is very annoying having people unknown to you stealing your work and posting it elsewhere without even giving credit and then only finding out because hubpages has tracked it down ad given you a red copyright alert symbol on your hub details.
Well, take solace in the fact that your hubs are so good that people want to steal them. I've never had that happen.
Include a link or two to your own hub(s) into their text. Many of pirates copy it in full, with pics and links, and you are getting free backlinks this way.
If all you have is three, consider yourself lucky that's all it's been.
A now-defunct MSN group took a bunch of my stuff, and then handed it off to others, saying it was their own original work and "sure, go ahead and reproduce it...." I've got over a half dozen articles that have been reproduced on multiple sites.
Thanks for all your responses, everyone! The good news is that Lycos have dealt with my complaint very promptly and say they have removed the article.
"A staff member has replied to your question:
The account you have brought to the attention of the Lycos Network Abuse Department was found to be in violation of our Terms and Conditions. As a result, it has been removed from our servers. Thank you for reporting it to us."
Thanks for your honesty and modesty Misha.
I agree with a lot of what was said..they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
However, ultimately, just because we can reason these thefts of IP in this way one still has to ask themselves if it is still wrong to do as such.
I think it is, what say you?
Bard, I can't believe the pains you go through, it happened to me only once and I'm still reeling. Guess that means you are one of the GREAT here, though, but I'm sure that's no consolation.
One thing that seems to work well, as I see it, is reporting complains. It seems to work, in general.
by Rob Welsh 7 years ago
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by Anti-Valentine 6 years ago
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by premsingh 9 years ago
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