Hubbers look! Infringing Site

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  1. pumpkincat210 profile image61
    pumpkincat210posted 3 years ago

    I discovered a site which has many hubs on it.  I was notified by Google alerts..very handy tool btw.
    The site is  please check to see if your hub was copied...mine was..word for word.
    How does one go about having it removed? DMCA? or is there a different way?

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      TheBizWhizposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It is showing not available when I try to go to the link.

      1. pumpkincat210 profile image61
        pumpkincat210posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        oops!  it's .com not .info...  sorry about that.

        1. Duane Townsend profile image93
          Duane Townsendposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I tried and get 'page can't be found' also. Hopefully the site was taken down.

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          TheBizWhizposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Wow. The first 5 or so pages looks like typical hubs, but after that it is Indian and Middle Eastern TV, music, and wardrobe info.

          I did see your Green eyes Hub.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      FYI  Anytime someone copies your work, even partially, you need to file a DMCA...but some countries do not honor DMCA complaints.  Once you find out where the culprit is, contact the team for help.  In some instances they can show you how to file complaints, but not in all of them.  Google can also help you if you file with them by removing the site or taking away its ability to earn.

      1. relache profile image84
        relacheposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        The Digital Millennium Copyrigjt Act is a U.S. law.  People should remember that just because our government acts like the world's playground bully doesn't actually mean our laws are enforceable everywhere,

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Isn't that basically what I just said??

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            TheBizWhizposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Yes, but relache just wanted to take the opportunity to bash America.

        2. Molly Layton profile image84
          Molly Laytonposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          So what do we do about international theft hosted outside the US?

          1. flycatcherrr profile image73
            flycatcherrrposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Depends on the country, Molly.  A great many countries are signatories to international copyright agreements (the Berne and Buenos Aires Conventions, notably), which affords a degree of cooperative protection.

            In practical terms, in general, a webhost that is located (physically and/or in terms of business registration) outside the US is likely to want to be cooperative with DMCA notices if (a) the country is a signatory to international treaties and/or (b) the webhost rents servers that are located within the US and/or (c) the webhost wants to avoid block IP blacklisting or similar punitive measures, etc. 

            However, there are a few 'renegade' webhosts and/or countries where filing a DMCA with the webhost will get you nowhere. In that case, you can look at the domain registration (if it's a US registar, go after the domain) or look at how the website makes money (e.g. are there affiliate links, or does it show Google Adsense or other advertising?) and go directly to the advertiser or affiliate network, to cut off the profit motive.

  2. paradigm search profile image61
    paradigm searchposted 3 years ago


    So tired.


    But still file with G.

  3. Pam Morris profile image82
    Pam Morrisposted 3 years ago

    Did the article that was copied word for word feature your name or another name? Just wondering

    1. pumpkincat210 profile image61
      pumpkincat210posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No, the article doesn't mention an author or a link back to hubpages.   Yes, it is word for word, minus author info.

  4. brakel2 profile image77
    brakel2posted 3 years ago

    I read one article and went back to your site, and it was your article. They picked a good one. Hope they get in big trouble. Didn't find any of mine there, fortunately. If Writer Fox is around, he always helps find the site information. I haven't seen him lately. Good luck.


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