If a hub editor just stole my content, what can I do?

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  1. iijuan12 profile image83
    iijuan12posted 2 years ago

    I just wrote a hubpage on Saturday, finished it up on Sunday night, and submitted it for publication to hubpages.com early this morning. I received notification that it contained duplicate content. My entire page has shown up at http://www.linkedgem.com/12/07/how-i-ho … -children/ . I have never heard of linkedgem.com. My hub has never been a live page, though! Only editors at hubpages.com and I have ever had access to it. I am at a loss as to what to do! Did a hubpages editor just steal my work, and if so, what can I do about it?

    1. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I find it utterly unlikely a hub editor stole the content and slammed it up before you passed QAP.

      Rather than assuming it got there one way or another, do what you would always do when plagiarized.  Get it taken down.

      Most likely they scraped it as soon as it was published (about 10 hours ago), so you passed QAP, got scraped, and got unpublished, all before you next checked your hubpages account.

      But even if the other scenario was true, you would do the same thing--get the duplicate taken down.

    2. Christy Kirwan profile image97
      Christy Kirwanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi iijuan,

      I've looked into this and it looks like psycheskinner is correct; this site is scraping Hubs very quickly after publication which is causing our dupe checker to think they have been republished here. I have verified that your Hub is the original and turned off the duplicate penalty manually.

      However, you will still need to file a DMCA in order to have the stolen copy removed.

      1. Solaras profile image95
        Solarasposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        There is a duplicate content penalty?? What is this?  I have content stolen, and they ignore my requests, are in another country so don't about DMCA.

        What kind of penalty am I enjoying for a website about Dutch Horses stealing one of my dog hubs.

        1. Christy Kirwan profile image97
          Christy Kirwanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          In this case our duplicate content checker thought the Hub was a duplicate of an article already published elsewhere because the Hub was stolen so quickly. Your Hub is not penalized for being stolen unless it is mistaken for not-original (in which case you will not be allowed to publish, which is what happened to iijuan).

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago

    Here is who runs the other site

    Registrant Contact
    Name: Jack
    Organization: N/A
    Mailing Address: 54/2 Apartment, New York NY 10170 US
    Phone: +66.5159781724
    Fax Ext:
    Email: info@linkedgems.com

    1. iijuan12 profile image83
      iijuan12posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That e-mail no longer works.

      1. Maffew James profile image95
        Maffew Jamesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        The page appears to have been removed now. In any case, don't bother with emailing spammers and scrapers. Send a DMCA directly to the web host. If you want to be extra malicious, report the invalid WHOIS contact details to ICANN and they will often revoke the domain name from the owner.

    2. galleryofgrace profile image81
      galleryofgraceposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Obviously a foreign phone number.

      1. iijuan12 profile image83
        iijuan12posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Does that mean that I should file a DMCA with Goggle then?

  3. iijuan12 profile image83
    iijuan12posted 2 years ago

    Thank you so much, Christy Kirwan and psycheskinner! You have been a huge help today! I will look into how to file a DMCA tonight.

  4. adityasingh58 profile image61
    adityasingh58posted 2 years ago

    You can just message to both the site own and ask them to remove... or take a credit of that article and ask for the payment.


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