Erm.. why is there no option to indicate there is a copyright violation?
"Other" could be anything, how would you know what to look for??
If your material was copied, you need to follow these steps to report a violation. If you aren't the copyright holder, I'm not sure how you (or we) would know whether permission for use was granted or not.
Its not mine, no - I can, and have, resolved those issues myself.
I think its pretty easy to assume the mayo clinic and other well-known sites did not grant permission for someone to copy and past a paragraph from each site to make their own hub.
And if that kind of thing is "allowed", it sucks.
It would be nice to be able to insert a reason (perhaps in a text box) for "Other" when flagging a hub. I tried to flag one because it had tons of spammy comments on it, but the hub itself wasn't spam, so I checked "Other" but I wondered if anyone would notice the real reason for flagging it.
You should let the copyright owner know so that they can file a DMCA take down notice if they so choose. It's neither practical nor possible for us to make a determination on every single piece of content that flows through HubPages. If we even tried, we would immediately become liable for all infringements that we didn't catch. That's just the way the law works. You can read more about the DMCA Safe Harbor Provision by following these links.
Me? Why me??
If Id known it was allowed I wouldn't have bothered!
Not exactly allowed, but there is a procedure that we must follow in order to maintain safe harbor protection under the law.
hugs are wonderful and give you a sense of love and well being please don't flag them...lol.....jimmy
by beta1070 13 years ago
I ask because I flagged a hub over a month ago for being a blatant copyright infringement (hub/Earn_Money_at_Home2) and it seems to still be very much around.Does Hubpages actually do anything about copyright infringements? How long do they take on average once a hub has been flagged?
by Wavie 5 years ago
I know that hubpages is strict about violations and copyright but is it a violation to post a youtube video in your hub, which you know includes copyrighted material, which the one uploading the video did not have permission to upload? Like a movie clip or a song lyrics video. I know the internet...
by Jason Menayan 13 years ago
There is a lot of confusion on the boards about what flagging can and can't do, and what's allowed and not allowed. Let me apologize if this hasn't been clear until now.1. Flagging can not downgrade a Hub or apply a penalty to it.Flagging simply tells us to take a look at it for a possible...
by Jimmy the jock 13 years ago
it used to be the case that when when you flagged a hubpage, you could comment with your reason for doing such to help the hubteam understand, i used the box to put links to websites that certain hubbers had copied and pasted word for word and published on hubpages as their own work, i can only...
by SandCastles 8 years ago
I think it is vital that when someone flags your hub you are told who did it and why. If someone complained about you at work, protocol dictates that the person is supposed to go to you first and let you know that they are having a problem with you. They shouldn't just complain to the boss about...
by Melanie Shebel 8 years ago
I prefer the old way to flag a hub (I don't remember when you changed it.)Back in the day the different "reasons for flagging" used to really stand out (and I could easily remember which reasons were in which order), but now I have trouble locating the correct reason in the list. Maybe...
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