My hubs were copied to Scribd

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  1. dilipchandra12 profile image78
    dilipchandra12posted 6 years ago

    I just saw some hubs of mine were in PDF form in Scribd, how to bring them down. Are they any problem to my traffic, How to tackle with this?

    1. tony55 profile image86
      tony55posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Unfortunately I have many of my hubs copied too.I have filed a few complains but not sure if it made any difference.

    2. Mickji profile image78
      Mickjiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Scribd is careless about copyright because they get money from people, the only thing you can do is to bother these people who copied your articles with many e-mails asking gently to take them down because you have the rights on that material, hoping they will be kind and delete them. The Scribd team will not read your complaining e-mails.
      Also unfortunately HubPages doesn't really have a system to protect our works... So when you write something be prepared because after one week someone surely will have copied it and claim it as their works... This is the bad side of the internet society...

    3. Writer Fox profile image43
      Writer Foxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's very easy to get your stolen content taken down from Scribd, usually within a couple of hours.

      Here are the instructions: … l-template

      1. dilipchandra12 profile image78
        dilipchandra12posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Got it... i will file a complaint and see what will happen. There are actually many.

    4. RonElFran profile image98
      RonElFranposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      As an encouragement, I filed a complaint with Scribd and they promptly took down the offending page. This is from the email they sent:

      Thank you for contacting Scribd. We have processed your DMCA copyright infringement notification. At the date stamped on this notice, Scribd disabled access to the document(s) at the following URL(s):

      Scribd complies as an Internet Service Provider with all applicable provisions of the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998. Our policy is to respond to copyright infringement notifications that meet or exceed DMCA-mandated criteria for validity by expeditiously removing infringing material. In addition, we will terminate user accounts, when deemed appropriate, pursuant to our repeat infringer policy.

      The documents listed above were added to Scribd's BookID copyright protection system. BookID analyzes copyrighted works and stores encoded "fingerprints" in a database that is inaccessible to the public. New uploads to the site are checked against the fingerprints in the BookID database. If there's a significant match, the content is removed from Scribd. While BookID is highly effective at detecting copyright infringements, Scribd makes no guarantees regarding the efficacy or consistency of the system.

      We recommend that you bookmark to instantly report copyright infringements and other abuses.

    5. Matthew Meyer profile image81
      Matthew Meyerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      If you believe that your original copyrighted content has been copied without your permission then a DMCA NOI may be appropriate.

      You can find instructions for doing so here. … -complaint

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 6 years ago

    File DMCA

    1. Colleen Swan profile image94
      Colleen Swanposted 6 years ago

      Hi This is from another thread I replied to, but might apply to your problem.  I recently found some of my titles, sub headings, and phrases (long tailed keywords) scraped. You can submit the text and report these pages to (Google Report Scraper Pages) This is not a copyright complaint, but Google will check compare historically, and although they may not remove the page, they can trash its search ranking.  It does work.

    2. Patsybell profile image87
      Patsybellposted 6 years ago

      What does "your original copyrighted content" mean? Should I be taking steps to copyright my hub posts?

      1. Dale Hyde profile image86
        Dale Hydeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Overall, once you publish online your material is copyrighted.... always and forever.  I do not post any notice of copyright on anything other than my websites.  My blogs, here on HP, on need to post such a thing.  According to all I have ever seen, and what works when I approach Google with a DMCA complaint, no notation of copyright has been required.  You have a publish date and such that Google can see and verify.

        1. SmartAndFun profile image96
          SmartAndFunposted 6 years agoin reply to this


    3. LindaSmith1 profile image60
      LindaSmith1posted 6 years ago

      Patsy: While you are in edit mode, to the right, below the lists of various capsules, you will see display options.  You can check off a box for copyright. When you publish, the copyright information is at bottom of hub.

    4. dilipchandra12 profile image78
      dilipchandra12posted 6 years ago

      I brought down an entire blog totally down recently. Google was very helpful. Very promptly they acted and deleted all the content from that blog. Now i need to complain about this scribd content too.


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