My article was stolen!

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  1. Dana Tate profile image87
    Dana Tateposted 16 months ago

    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?

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      I have had good results with filing a DMCA. This is just part of writing on the Internet. Good luck to you.

      1. Dana Tate profile image87
        Dana Tateposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you Sherry Hewins. I just want them to take it down. Especially, since they passed it off as their own and gave me no credit. Let's face it. I'm not making a fortune off of it so, credit would be nice.

    2. tamarawilhite profile image91
      tamarawilhiteposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      It's very unusual for HubPages to email you to say your Hub has been copied.  How did you find out?

      1. Dana Tate profile image87
        Dana Tateposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        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.

  2. pen promulgates profile image58
    pen promulgatesposted 16 months ago

    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!

    1. Dana Tate profile image87
      Dana Tateposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you. I'm sure it will.

  3. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
    Kathleen Cochranposted 16 months ago

    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!

    1. Dana Tate profile image87
      Dana Tateposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Kathleen. I think I kind of was flattered until I saw they didn't give me credit as the writer. The nerve of some people!

  4. Jeremy Gill profile image95
    Jeremy Gillposted 16 months ago

    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.

    1. Dana Tate profile image87
      Dana Tateposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Jeremy. I tried to look at the bright side of the fact that someone actually cared about my work to steal it. But, the fact that they gave me no credit for the work bothered me.

  5. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 16 months ago

    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.

    1. Dana Tate profile image87
      Dana Tateposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you theraggededge. I actually filed a complaint with the DMCA, per hubpages instructions. I can only hope the site takes it down.

      1. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Dana Tate profile image87
          Dana Tateposted 16 months agoin reply to this

          Thank you theraggededge. I will do just that!

 
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