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Filed DCMAs for stolen Hubs four months ago, and nothing happened?

  1. Cardia profile image95
    Cardiaposted 3 years ago

    I have three Hubs that were copied and pasted onto other sites. I followed the instructions on how to send a DCMA, and I sent one to each site. One was posted on a Blogspot, so I sent one to Google. This was the beginning of November last year.

    However it's March now, and nothing has happened. The three stolen hubs are still on the sites, and in my list of Hubs, they have the red (C) copyright sign, showing they're still with the problem.

    Is this normal? What to do?


  2. Thelma Alberts profile image90
    Thelma Albertsposted 3 years ago

    I hope you will receive an answer as this too is my problem. I am thinking now what to do next. Thanks for starting this forum.

  3. Ramkitten2000 profile image97
    Ramkitten2000posted 3 years ago

    Cardia, just checking ... but did you actually go to the sites and see your work is still copied there, or are you just going by those little red Cs? I ask because I have little red Cs that have been on my HP dashboard for months since the copied content was removed. It's like they never go away. HP says their system rechecks and eventually removes the Cs if the content has been taken down, but I'm not seeing that happen. It makes it difficult to actually know what's still out there and what's been removed.

    1. CelebrateUSA profile image83
      CelebrateUSAposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, good point - thank you for highlighting that fact. I would not have thought about checking.
      Thank you very much!

  4. Kylyssa profile image95
    Kylyssaposted 3 years ago

    Did you use the blogspot product specific form on Google? Google used to accept normal DMCA notices via email like other ISPs do but no longer accepts any that do not arrive through the correct form.

  5. Cardia profile image95
    Cardiaposted 3 years ago

    Okay admittedly I went to check on all three, because I was going by the little red Cs, and the Blogspot one was removed. However the other two - one is on a Turkish site and the other is on Slideshare, are still there. They even copied the photos that I used.

    Is there anything I can do? Should I file another set of DMCAs?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Who did you file the DMCA with for those two sites?

      Slideshare is owned by Linkedin and you have to submit your complain to them

      I seem to remember they don't make it easy, so good luck.

      When you see an article copied on a website and it's obviously spammy, then don't bother sending a DMCA to the site, try to find out their host and lodge the DMCA direct with the host.

    2. SpaceShanty profile image95
      SpaceShantyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The 'good' news it that if it is on a Blogger/blogspot blog google will take it down within a few days, I have gotten about 10 taken down in the last few weeks.  The little red c will stay next to your Hub for ages, just check the blog to see if it has gone.

      Here is the link  https://support.google.com/legal/contac … ct=blogger

  6. Barbara Kay profile image91
    Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago

    I've had this same thing happen to me with some foreign sites. They don't have the copyright laws that we do.

    1. SpaceShanty profile image95
      SpaceShantyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Even if it is a foreign site they are usually hosted by an American hosting company so getting it taken down isn't too difficult.  Failing that you can get Google to deindex it, ie it won't show up in search results, it's not as good as it being taken down but it is better than nothing.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image91
        Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Space Shanty. I have done that, but it would feel better to just have them taken down.

  7. CelebrateUSA profile image83
    CelebrateUSAposted 3 years ago

    I feel for you - this is so frustrating.

    I have filed seven times and have only had one site taken down. Very frustrating! I jumped for joy on the one that was finally taken down! The attorney contacted me on LinkedIn. Thank goodness! One down, six to go!