Is the material we publish on hubpages protected? can it be copied? thanks!!!
We do own the rights to our work, and it's not legal for someone to copy it. That said, catching a plagiarist sometimes requires your own policing and contacting sites where someone has posted your stolen work. From time to time, I'll generally Google a paragraph of some of my more popular articles (and sometimes the odd badly-performing one just in case) and see if they turn up anywhere they're not supposed to. Luckily, many writing sites are now making sure to have their own "internal police" looking for plagiarists...for example, I'm a community editor on Helium and help review all of the new articles coming in (and slowly working through a backlog of old articles) and we all run each article through a plagiarism checker when we edit and immediately report stolen content...those people don't get a second strike, if they can't prove that the other name that has published the material is also theirs then the article is removed and they lose their account.
by Jaye Denman 4 years ago
Periodically I notice a downturn in the traffic to one or more hubs, which leads me to Google the beginning or sections of it/them in search of content theft. Now HP is helping with this chore by notifying us of possible content theft and listing the sites where it's being used. There's even a...
by Peggy Woods 8 years ago
I discovered a little red "c" with circle around it and had no idea what that meant so I clicked on that hub. It told me that my hub was apparently copied. When I clicked on the web address provided...SURE ENOUGH! This person "lovehihi" has totally STOLEN my...
by Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago
As hubbers, we know that our content can and will be copied. We file DMCA complaints. We try to use CopyScape. We try to sign up for Google alerts.Is there any other way to help protect our content BEFORE it happens, rather than suffering the after-effects of losing Google traffic and having...
by Lionrhod 2 years ago
So over the past few weeks I've been wanting to re-publish some of my old articles.Knowing that Google has a prob with duplicate pages I start looking up my articles on the web, and crud! My articles are ALL over the web. Some of them have 10-20 dupes.I suppose I should feel complimented!Meanwhile...
by Ravi Kkapkaa 3 days ago
Hi Hubbers,I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my article? What can I do to improve? Thanks!Here is my article: Why to need to constantly "Why" (must be signed in to view)
by Debby Bruck 6 years ago
Dear Hubbers. I've recently noticed so many changes on Hubpages. I had no internet for a week and upon my return things look so different. I like the cleaner white pages with the underline beneath the titles. The column width seems narrower, while now advertisements show up on both left and right...
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