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Damn it

  1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    My Olympic Torch hub has been stolen again. It is back on the same site that I filed a DMCA report with through AdSense. The F**'s don't have AdSense anymore.

    Just in case it gets stolen again I've added a link to the article with a link to the original.

  2. RKHenry profile image77
    RKHenryposted 9 years ago

    Sorry this is happening to you. Positive side is your good enough to steal from.smile

  3. Everyday Miracles profile image86
    Everyday Miraclesposted 9 years ago

    Again? By the same site?

    I don't understand what is wrong with some people. There is such a benefit in creating original and unique content I don't get why people would steal something like that!

    It's happened to me with some of my fiction, too sad I'm really sorry this has happened to you more than once!

    1. aniketgore profile image64
      aniketgoreposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Why hubpages doesn't include something unique code to know the original author?

      1. JamaGenee profile image85
        JamaGeneeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        A great idea, but such code could be easily removed, and would be.

  4. profile image0
    pgrundyposted 9 years ago

    You don't say which site it is, but I have repeat problems with Flixya. I think they wink at plagiarism and don't do much unless you really threaten them. I got the last content down by using a threat of forwarding our correspondence to Google (per Misha's suggestion) and that worked but now I see a bunch of c's next to a bunch of my articles again.

    I really don't have the patience to pursue these people like I should. I need to spend my time writing, not being a net cop.

    I was happier when I didn't know it was going on. :0

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image73
      Shirley Andersonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I've dealt with this issue with Flixya and had an almost immediate response.  I only had to ask and they removed not only my hub, but the user's account.

      My most recent theft is one of my lower scoring hubs...it's now published on a Barnes & Noble (or something like that) review page by Anonymous and doesn't link to anybody, anywhere.  It seems to benefit no one, not sure what possible purpose it served anyone.

  5. profile image0
    pgrundyposted 9 years ago

    BTW, the backwards compliment of being 'good enough to steal from' wears thin REAL fast.

  6. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    File a DMCA with their internet host or with Google.  And be sure to mention that it's a repeat offense.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      They have taken their AdSense ads off. I'll try and find out the host. But it is in China so I may not have much luck.

  7. Earl S. Wynn profile image85
    Earl S. Wynnposted 9 years ago

    Dang, and here I've just about given up trying to chase down all the people that nab my hubs. I guess I should probably get out there and do some more virtual saber rattling too!

  8. wittywriter profile image59
    wittywriterposted 9 years ago

    Wow, that stinks. A couple of years ago, I wrote a short article on being a coffeholic. It was stolen by a content writing seller and then sold to a coffee website. I had it published on one of my writing websites. I was very upset. But, after talking to the coffee website people, they took it off immediately and then I recieved a check from the content site with a "sorry" note.

  9. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 9 years ago

    How do you know when one of your hubs is stolen?  lol Maybe my hubs aren't worth stealing.

    1. Cris A profile image56
      Cris Aposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I've stolen one of yours and you didn't know! tsk tsk tsk ms vine! cool

  10. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 9 years ago

    You know Cris, I don't really care.  I don't even have adsense or kontiki or whatever the hell it's called.  I ain't doing it for the money so there's no pressure to perform.  But seriously, how do you know if a hub is stolen?

    1. Cris A profile image56
      Cris Aposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      One of my hubs was stolen before. And I found out about it by googling my title -- since we all have kind of unique titles -- enclosing it " " as in "title". And there it was in flixya, word for word, picture for picture! Try it cool

  11. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 9 years ago

    God, and what do you do if you find it stolen?  Do they put their own name to it?

    1. Cris A profile image56
      Cris Aposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Do the advices provided by the hubbers above. You threathen with a DCMA. I did. But I didn't follow up as I realized I was not sanctioned by HP (I informed them of course) for duplicate content. It's pretty tiring eventually. But the funny thing was, my hub was titled "The Top 10 Blah blah" which the plagiarist copied but he/she only included entries 1 to 5! Now who sad is that?! cool

  12. LondonGirl profile image86
    LondonGirlposted 9 years ago

    How bloody annoying!

    1. profile image0
      pgrundyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It is annoying. I hate it because if I don't complain I feel like a chump, and if I do I feel like I'm wasting time that would be better spent on actual projects. So I lose either way. Plus, I'm only about 50% effective in getting the content removed, so it really makes me think twice about wasting my time trying.

  13. Lissie profile image80
    Lissieposted 9 years ago

    Well the last one stolen by flixya they included my affiliate link - so they can keep that I don't mind getting the commission LOL. I have found flixya fast in the past of getting rid of illegal copies - livejournal on the other hand actually argued that I had not "proven" that the content was mine duh!

    Its not worth spending much time on - anyone with Adsense is fair game but in the end my hubs always out rank the copies so I don't care - if they did out rank me I would be on their case immediately of course!

  14. gr8archer45 profile image78
    gr8archer45posted 9 years ago

    ohh..stolen hubs!! it never occurred to me that may be possible! how do you find out about it ?