Reposted Article

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  1. amiebutchko profile image83
    amiebutchkoposted 4 years ago

    I used to write on Yahoo Contributor Network and when they closed, they said we had the rights to our content that went unpublished.  I was going to bring one of my articles over here, but noticed it got reposted, with my byline, to another site when someone had read it and so it remains on the internet, but just as a repost (like if someone had reposted something to Pinterest, but this is just a random site).  Can I still republish as a hub, or do I need to rewrite the whole article?

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yahoo may have told you you had the "rights" to your article, but when you did not immediately take it, ask Google to de index it and then repost it here, somebody obviously stole it because they had read the original article.

      Yahoo made it very clear that articles might remain online, so it was up to you to use Google's removal tool to get it off line.

      I'm sure this happened to many people, and it is why I removed every single article from my Yahoo site before they closed up shop, took the ones I felt were worthwhile and rewrote them for HP or posted them on Bubblews.

      I do not think at this point that filing a DMCA will do you any good.  I would rewrite the article from a different angle and post it as a new one here.

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    If you have the url, use google url removal tool.   If someone copied the content and published it file a DMCA report. … -complaint

  3. Tricia Deed profile image89
    Tricia Deedposted 4 years ago

    File your complaint. But overall it is probably best to rewrite your article. If you know where your article was posted write directly to that website location and ask them to give you credit for your article or remove it. Sometimes it can be a direct steal, other times a person may not realize that they have stolen an article.

  4. amiebutchko profile image83
    amiebutchkoposted 4 years ago

    Oooh.  I did not realize I had to do any of that!  I thought you just regained the rights to all your articles.  I just downloaded them all so I would have them to recycle later.  Ok.  Thank you.  Well, I am upset I missed the boat on 71 articles (if they are reposted)!!!! UGH.  I will remember that about the Google url removal tool.  I never even knew about it!  Very good info to have.....  Thank you all for the info.

  5. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    you can use copyscape to check for duplicate content.  There are free plagerism checkers that you also past the content of article into it to see if it is online.  Here is link to one of the free ones, but they have a per day minimum which I forget what the number is, but if you hit it, they don't let you do anymore checking until the next day.

    1. amiebutchko profile image83
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!  I wish I knew all this before!  But, from here on out, I am better for this info.  Thanks!


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