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A Blogger stole my poem and I can't get it removed!

  1. mary615 profile image94
    mary615posted 2 years ago

    I published a poem on HP in 2012.  I thought it was very good, but it never got much traffic.  I unpublished it.  When it was on HP, it was copied and used verbatim on a blog on Blogger.  I did not know that at the time.

    I tried to republish it on HP, and was informed it as a duplicate!  I have filed a DMCA complaint twice.  I made several comments on the blog itself asking the writer to please delete it.

    My poem is still on her blog!  This person must never read her comments, or she is just ignoring me. 

    Is it worth my time to continue to try and get her to remove my poem, or should I just be thankful the poem is out there in cyberspace for others to read?

    1. janshares profile image90
      jansharesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I have a recipe hub that I can't get taken down. I filed twice since November. I've decided to let it go for now until I can find another route. I'm picking my battles.

    2. Writer Fox profile image77
      Writer Foxposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, you should keep up trying to get it removed.  Where did you file the DMCA request?  Check my Hub about getting content removed from Blogger/Blogspot and follow it exactly.

      Since/if your Hub containing the poem is no longer online, try to find the archive of your old Hub here, using the year it was last on HP:
      https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://ma … bpages.com

      1. mary615 profile image94
        mary615posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks so much for that link.  I am not exactly sure of the date I published the poem on HP.  I checked the year 2012, but it doesn't show.  I'll go back later and try a different year.   I filed the complaint using the form HP supplies that goes to Google.  I will check your Hub.

        1. Writer Fox profile image77
          Writer Foxposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Do you have the Title of your old Hub with the poem in it?  If so, paste it here.
          Also, what is the URL of the page where it is plagiarized?  Paste it here, but put spaces in it so that it is not clickable.

    3. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      If asking nicely did not work file a DMCA with the blog host and with Google.

      1. bravewarrior profile image96
        bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        This is exactly what I was going to suggest, Mary.

    4. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, Mary,

      I am so sorry this has happened.  I do hope the woman takes it down!  My goodness, that is just downright ugly.  I remember when I first joined HP, I published a poem and was notified by a nice hubber that it was stolen.  I remember how I felt that my own personal experiences that I had written of in a poem, someone was claiming as their own!  I felt so violated.  I had no clue what to do about it then.  Since then, I have had some other hubs stolen.  But this is getting to be such a huge problem, it is hard to keep up! 

      (((Hugs)))

      1. mary615 profile image94
        mary615posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I've never had a Hub stolen, thank goodness; just this poem.  I'd sure like to republish it on HP, but I can't!

        1. Thelma Alberts profile image86
          Thelma Albertsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Mary, I have just found out that my hubpages name is stolen and being used to sell sexy underwear. I have posted it in the forum but in the beauty forum discussion. I should have chosen the HP community forum. that is really so bad that we keep on fighting for plagiarists.

          1. mary615 profile image94
            mary615posted 2 years agoin reply to this

            I wonder if it would help to file the DMCA complaint for your problem??  I am so happy today to see my poem is no longer on the Blogger's post!

            1. Thelma Alberts profile image86
              Thelma Albertsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              I wonder that too. I hope anybody can help me for this problem. I am happy for you Mary. Happy weekend!

    5. ladyguitarpicker profile image84
      ladyguitarpickerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That's terrible Mary. I hope you get to republish your poem. You would think there would be no satisfaction at all in stealing someone elses work. Nothing surprises me. So, I guess its better to edit. This is very unfair.

    6. tlcs profile image81
      tlcsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Did you try to report it to hubpages?

      1. mary615 profile image94
        mary615posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        HP is aware of my poem being published on another site.  I think it is up to us to take any action, though.  My complaints have not done any good as of today.

    7. Patti Lathrop profile image61
      Patti Lathropposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Mary, This is the first I have seen any of this. I am so sorry! If I had known all this was happening, I would have removed your poem right away. It was/is a very lovely poem and it fit perfectly in a blog post about remembering my mom. Oh, please forgive me! I guess I thought since it was ' published' on the internet, I figured it was ok to copy/paste it in my memorial post. I realize now I should have given you credit for the poem. ( or read the comments ) Gosh, I feel horrible about all this. Again, please forgive me, Mary. And no, I never much read any comments on my blog; I never even realized there were comments. I was very new at blogging and was/am rather ignorant. I am  sorry.

      1. lobobrandon profile image84
        lobobrandonposted 19 months agoin reply to this

        Now this is a first. I must say it is nice to know some people take the trouble of apologizing.

        1. Patti Lathrop profile image61
          Patti Lathropposted 19 months agoin reply to this

          I do hope Mary sees this. Again, my sincere appologies. * I came back here to look to see if maybe she had seen my reply- I am glad someone did and commented. Perhaps word will get around and Mary will see it.

          1. lobobrandon profile image84
            lobobrandonposted 19 months agoin reply to this

            She is still active on the forums, so hopefully she will. smile

            1. Patti Lathrop profile image61
              Patti Lathropposted 19 months agoin reply to this

              Thank you.

          2. Jodah profile image88
            Jodahposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            Mary had a stroke some months ago. I haven't seen her active again yet. But it was kind of you to apologise, and I hope she reads this.

            1. Patti Lathrop profile image61
              Patti Lathropposted 17 months agoin reply to this

              Oh, no! I am sorry to hear about Mary. Thank you for the update;  I do hope she is doing better; and I, too, hope she sees my apology.

      2. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        It's never okay to copy or use anything that belongs to another without permission. Next time, ask permission before using. For that reason, I have installed a plugin on my blog to prevent people from copying my poems.

        1. Patti Lathrop profile image61
          Patti Lathropposted 17 months agoin reply to this

          You are right, Cardisa; I know now.

  2. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image88
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 2 years ago

    I think you are helpless. The moral of the story is never delete or unpublish  anything. It is better to edit.

    1. mary615 profile image94
      mary615posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Sanjay, this has taught me a good lesson:  never unpublish anythng.

  3. samtebbutt profile image81
    samtebbuttposted 2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your frustrating experience  Your predicament does not seem fair. Perhaps you could write a poem about it all?

  4. novator profile image60
    novatorposted 2 years ago

    The internet is a vicious place in regards to intellectual theft - Welcome to the victims club wink

    The best you can do if the webpages don't have reputable admins (where the content was shared) is report it to google, and bing....that way it will at least be unsearchable via their databases.

  5. lorddraven2000 profile image88
    lorddraven2000posted 2 years ago

    I have had several of my yugioh hubs get stolen and placed on a blog about gaming and I have asked nicely, left comments and filed to have them removed and still they remain there. If the owner would have asked and provided a direct link back to my hubpages or even just gave credit were it was due I would have never had an issue.

    1. Writer Fox profile image77
      Writer Foxposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Did you file a DMCA with the hosting service of the blog?

      1. mary615 profile image94
        mary615posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        This is the link to the copied poem:
        http://mylife4him-patti.blogspot.com/2012/08/teach -me- to-b number- my-days.html  I hope I pastied this correct.  I placed a space between the words.  She is on Blogspot (Blogger).  I have left comments to her asking her to removed my poem,  She ignores me.   I did send a complaint to Google; I think they own Blogger.   Thanks so much.

        1. mary615 profile image94
          mary615posted 2 years agoin reply to this

          The name of my poem when I published it here on HP  was "Tomorrow Is Another Day"

          1. Writer Fox profile image77
            Writer Foxposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Was that also the Title of the Hub?

  6. Writer Fox profile image77
    Writer Foxposted 2 years ago

    It's your lucky day; I found it.

    You published your poem in May, 2012.  Here is the link:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20120521112 … hen-A-Poem

    Your plagiarist published it in August, 2012.  Also, the stolen copy is on two different URLs (Remove the XXX):
       
    mylife4him-patti.blogspot XXX.co.il/2012/08/teach-me-to-number-my-days.html
    mylife4him-patti.blogspot XXX.com/2012/08/teach-me-to-number-my-days.html

    1. Now, when you file the DMCA with Blogger/Blogspot, enter the web.archive URL above in the first box under the section "Your Copyrighted Work."
    In the box "Identify and Describe the Copyrighted Work", type this:

    'My poem 'Tomorrow Is Another Day', (published in May, 2012) beginning with the line 'The wrinkled old woman lay in the Hospital bed,' and ending with the line ' Oh, God, please just give me one more tomorrow, and I will do it then.' The entire 600 words of my poem was plagiarized on the two URLs below (in August, 2012) which you are hosting.

    2. Give both of the URL's above in the section "Allegedly Infringing Material." Use the "Add Additional" feature to include the 2nd URL.

    That should work to get it removed.

    1. mary615 profile image94
      mary615posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Writer Fox, what can I say, except THANK YOU!  I'm on it!!  Will let you know the outcome.  I wonder if this lady died or something, cause I don't think she looks at her comments (or she would see mine).   Thanks again!
      smile

      1. Writer Fox profile image77
        Writer Foxposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        You're welcome, Mary.  I'm glad I could find it.  You have a right to own your own work!  The woman probably just doesn't check comments on her two-year-old posts.  In fact, it doesn't look like she gets many comments!

        It could take 7 – 10 days for Blogger to take it down.  Let us know when they do.

        1. mary615 profile image94
          mary615posted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Writer Fox, I just completed filing the DMCA complaint.  I did it exactly as you directed me.  I do appreciate your time and effort in helping me on this.  I'll let you know if and when my poem is deleted from her blog.   I don't publish much poetry, but I was especially proud of that one, and I want it back!
          I am so glad you told me about the archive finder; that is a great thing for us to know about.   Thanks again.   Goodnight.

    2. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image88
      SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Writer Fox for the tips and the guidance.

    3. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      WF, you are such a jewel!

      1. mary615 profile image94
        mary615posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I'll second that!

  7. novator profile image60
    novatorposted 2 years ago

    I appreciate a good P.I. writer fox, props on that find. Get at it mary!

    1. Writer Fox profile image77
      Writer Foxposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      cool

    2. mary615 profile image94
      mary615posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I appreciate all the help on this, too!!

  8. mary615 profile image94
    mary615posted 2 years ago

    Thank you, Writer Fox!!   I check this morning, and my poem is gone from the Blogger's post.  I am very happy to have my poem back!

    1. Writer Fox profile image77
      Writer Foxposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That's such good news!  Now, you need to remove the cache of the plagiarized content from search engines.

      To remove the cache from Google, go to:
      https://support.google.com/webmasters/a … 3691?hl=en

      To remove the cache from Bing:
      Go to www.bing.com/webmaster/tools/content-removal and sign in with your Microsoft account (formerly known as Windows Live ID).
      In the Content URL input box, enter the exact URL you found in the Bing Web results (for example, by using Copy Shortcut/Copy Link Address functionality in your browser).
      In the Removal Type drop-down menu, select Outdated Cache Removal.
      In the Cached Page Text if the page is still live without your content, enter a word that still appears on the cached page that no longer appears on the page that is live on the Web.
      Click Submit.

      When the cache is removed, you can publish your work on HP.  If you encounter a problem on HP with 'duplicate content', just send an email and tell them the plagiarized content was removed and refer to this Forum thread.

      1. mary615 profile image94
        mary615posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, Writer Fox......thanks so much for that info.  I would not have known how to remove the cache from Bing.  I will certainly do that!
        You just amaze me with all your knowledge.  We are lucky to have you around, that's for sure!

        1. Writer Fox profile image77
          Writer Foxposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Unfortunately, I have mega experience filing DMCA Notices. sad

  9. profile image59
    Ruchika24posted 18 months ago

    Hello guy's i need your help..

  10. clivewilliams profile image73
    clivewilliamsposted 17 months ago

    And the cycle continues....we write, they steal

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Mary 615 passed away recently.  Just thought those of you posting here should know.

      1. clivewilliams profile image73
        clivewilliamsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        Is this a Ghost?

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 17 months agoin reply to this

          No.  Look at the date when this was posted...15 months ago!

        2. lobobrandon profile image84
          lobobrandonposted 17 months agoin reply to this

          Also the "thief" in question joined hubpages and apologized on this thread if you happen to read through it.

 
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