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.
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?
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.
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! "
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.
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
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.
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.
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