One of my articles was edited with HubPro Premium this fall. Literally a few days after the editing began, another site posted the entire pre-edited original version of this article and all my photos on their site. (I just discovered this today.) This is an article that has been on HP since 2012. When I file the DMCA with the hosting company, how can I prove they stole the original version of my article since it's no longer published? The new version has quite a few changes and all but a couple of the photos are new as well.
You lost your copyright date when you unpublished it. Look in the lower left hand corner of a hub in edit mode. It shows the date you published the work and your name.
The best you can do now is to republish the better, improved version. Good luck.
It wasn't unpublished at any point. It was a high-traffic article of mine that HP chose to do a Premium Edit on (which I couldn't opt-out of). The updated version is just an expanded and longer version of my original, using much of my original text. My traffic has been been barely half of what it was prior to the Premium Editing and now I have a notice that it's been stolen too.
If it's an expanded version of the original, then you can still file a DMCA. You can file a DMCA even if someone's stolen only part of an article. In this case, they'll be able to compare and see that a big chunk of your Hub has been stolen.
Sorry to hear your Hub has lost traffic. Do you know that you ARE allowed to change the Hub in any way you like, including removing or changing anything the editor added? You can't opt out of Premium Edits but you can undo them if you want.
The editor did a great job with the article, so I can't really see any changes to make unless I just went back to my shorter original version. I thought the traffic would have improved with the updates, but it's down 40-50% and that's affected the traffic on my related articles too. Thanks for the DMCA info!
Hope it works for you.
I would like to know as well. Two of my best articles were stolen, and I'm not really sure where to go from here?
Hope it all works out for you.
I hope, even though it may have some troubles, ultimately you will get the justice through DMCA.
Two of my hubs were stolen but I sent an email to the owner of the site and they took down the contents. Try sending a warning email if they fail to take down the content you can then go ahead and file the DMCA.
The owner did take it down. Thanks everyone for the their suggestions.
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