Hubpages, has informed me that one of my hubs has been posted to another site. I looked for myself and it was. Posted word for word. I have filed a complaint with the DMCA, asking that the article be removed. What makes me even madder, is the fact that I am not given credit as the author. I know this has happened to other hubbers. Can anyone tell me what was the outcome, if any?
I have had good results with filing a DMCA. This is just part of writing on the Internet. Good luck to you.
I've had more than a dozen scraped, out of around 700. Some sites have taken down the scraped content via the DCMA notice, others, especially international sites, don't care.
It's very unusual for HubPages to email you to say your Hub has been copied. How did you find out?
They had a notification next to my article that had been copied and they had a link where I could view the site that had copied my work and it was word for word. Evidently, hubpages check for copied work or plagiarism. Nevertheless, I filed a complaint to have the other site take the article down.
I'm so sorry. Hope it sorts out.I appear a bit flustered and don't know the answer. But I am sure we will learn of a solution. Tc!
I haven't heard this complaint in a long time. HP learning center can help you sort this crime out. I'm just glad to know someone on HP is still writing something worth someone wanting to steal. Congrats!
Hi Dana. Sorry to hear of your misfortune. It's happened twice to me, and both times the article in question was removed by contacting the website the thief posted it on and informing them of the pilfering.
It stinks, but on the bright side, at least someone wants to claim credit for it, so it can't be half-bad, eh? Best of luck.
Copied response I made on another thread:
Go here: https://www.whois.com/whois/
Copy in the complete web address of the copyright infringer.
Find the webhost company/service.
Send the DMCA directly to them (either by email or via a contact form). You may have to go to the web host's own site to find a contact address.
You are far more likely to have success getting it taken down when you bypass the site owner and go straight for the jugular, so to speak.
Thank you theraggededge. I actually filed a complaint with the DMCA, per hubpages instructions. I can only hope the site takes it down.
You don't need to hope, you can make it happen by going directly to the webhost. 9 out of 10 times they will take it down because the site will be breaking the webhost's Terms of Service. I spent a year trying to get one site to remove my content. Then I went directly to GoDaddy, who hosted the site, and the offending pages were removed within hours. I don't waste my time contacting site owners.
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