Just discovered that this guy is actively picking up important passages from Hub articles to pass off as his own work. Mine included. So I decided to share so together we can hopefully shut this guy down. Remove the XXX to view his list of blogs (Yeah right! Great little writer.) It says he has 105 blogs and he seems to be picking up almost one a day. My article was picked up September 2014. Looking at them I see that most are spun very badly. My article was left intact which I think is worse.
Lorelei, I removed the X's and did not find a blog. Do you suppose it has been taken down?
Sorry I just realized the long list was not showing up so put in his short list and that link works. You will have to click through to see all of his list. Try the link now it should work.
I clicked to the link but it says page not found, deleted already?
Yeah I think some of the birthday and love ones are part from mine. Grrr. What is also weird is he is mixing things like in an article about Baby's First Birthday Gifts, he has this line: This is truly personalized and a great gift for any 50th birthday present.
At least the spun ones are awful and no one would ever read them. The full ones - ooooo just such a nasty annoying thing to do! Who do you file the report with?
*steam coming out of my ears*
Problem is that even when they are spun they still show up as plagiarism in the search engine if they have the lines of an article intertwined throughout. I realized this previously when searching out plagiarism and found one that had an entire article of mine woven throughout another. It was fortunately removed very quickly after the DMCA was filed.
I hate reading about these kind of problems because dealing with it feels so overwhelming. I only check once in a while because I want to spend my time doing creative things. It has been mentioned before, but I'll say it again. I wish HubPages would do more to help with this. It costs them money too when people steal HP content.
A part of the legal form used to file a DMCA requires you to certify that you hold the copyright on it. HP holds no copyright on your material and thus cannot file.
There is also the problem that tens of thousands of hubs have been stolen. HP does not have the resources to go after the thieves, but tens of thousands of hubbers do.
Thanks for letting us know about this guy. I went to that site, and thankfully, did not see any titles of mine, or any titles that would be likely to have any of my work in them. I guess he wasn't interested in gardening, knitting, or recipes.
He has spun things a bit on some articles so they are difficult to trace. (left my article intact though the bugger.) This passage mentions Hubpages in it.
" In this short article I\'ve attemptedto list various original and romantic options that may blow your family member away. More Ideas for Giving the Love Letter as a Gift.Join HubPages, in places you can write in regards to the things you understand and loveâ€”and even earn money! "
You can see how he jimmies things around on some.
I had a guy copy a huge section of text from one of my Hubs and publish it on his blog. I sent him a DMCA notice and fortunately he took it down promptly. Was kind of amazed that people so blatantly copy like that. I guess they figure they save a lot of time not having to do the work themselves.
Anyway, thanks for the info, I'll have to check up on this site.
I see how text is being jimmied.
People can sign-in to the site...lol.
(bird brains comes to mind)
He unfortunately left my article intact. I hate thieves.
Send a DMCA complaint asap. Any plagiarism attempt can be dealt with that way.
He is not only copying the material but selling it as well. Unbelievable.
I sent reports to DMCA on 11 of my hubs that had content stolen, about three weeks ago and they are all still up
Has anyone noticed the message on the message board there?
Nope, I guess I was too busy seeing red. Going to take a peek now.
By the way, I manually block cookies when I visit sites like that one. If you don't block them, you should probably remove the cookie when you leave.
Registrant Name: GEORGE BURROWS
Registrant Organization: GREEN WOMBAT PTY LTD
Registrant Street: 25/14 EDWARD STREET
Registrant City: BONDI
Registrant State/Province: NSW
Registrant Postal Code: 2026
Registrant Country: AU
The company Green Wombat Pty Ltd was registered in 2008 ... and de-registered in 2010. It hasn't been registered in Australia for the past 5 years.
I think you'll need to look for the hosting company and lodge a complaint.
It looks like a collection of travel bloggers. Is it the owner grabbing stuff or some of the individual bloggers? What I looked at seemed legitimate, people blogging about their honeymoon trip and such.
Hi Virginia. I noticed it was encouraging people to start their own 'accounts', but didn't bother looking at any. It is interesting if legit people are posting there.
You have to wonder why anyone other than the owner of the site would bother copying someone's hubs though.
Presumably the owner intends to place ads on every page ... hoping that lots of family members keep checking in for the latest news. But isn't that what most people use facebook or instagram for?
I found it, without the XXX's. He is blatantly copying people's articles!
That site getjealous.com is a place where people can sign up to have their own "travel blog" & the plagiarists find it a good place to hide.
I found some of my articles copied there a short while ago (same domain, different user/blog) and used the Contact link on the site to complain directly to the domain's owner. The offending blog was removed quite promptly.
It was faster & easier than filing a DMCA, though of course I was perfectly prepared to do so if the site owner didn't shut down the content thief "within 24 hours".
Anyway, you might try that, Lorelei - save a bit of time in filing DMCA possibly.
I filed the DMCA notice through the contact button to the site itself. Generally I will file it to a host provider if it is an individual site owner and not a content base site reliant on other posters.
I am pretty sure that I have filed against this site before as well.
I can't stand people like this, they're nothing but a bunch of thieves and are too lazy to do their own work. I hope people like this get shut down immediately as it tarnishes our credibility.
Thanks Lorelei. I didn't see any of mine unless the title was changed, but did recognize some from other hubbers.
Not sure if anyone else cautioned about this - but please get rid of the live link. Create spaces between the url triggers. the letters www connected to anything will make it go live.
Thanks lorelei for posting this. I will keep my eye on this guy.
Here'a the HubPages page on info on how to deal with people stealing your content and now to file a dmca complaint. You may all know it, but I didn't, so maybe it will help someone.
http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/how- … -complaint
Just updating to say that this fellow and his stolen / spun blogs have been removed.
That is great news. Thank you for letting us know that the site has been erased from the internet.
Hooray for you! I like nothing better than hearing that a thief has been shut down.
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