My article has been copied :D

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  1. Susan Ng profile image92
    Susan Ngposted 9 years ago

    I can't stop grinning. big_smile  After two years on HubPages, one of my articles has been deemed worthy of being copied verbatim on another website. tongue  It's like being told I did such a great job on it that somebody wanted to copy it!  Hahahahaha! lol  Of course, I kindly asked the copycat to take it down but still... I can't help feeling happy.  Hehe. tongue

    1. karpouzian profile image60
      karpouzianposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Susan, instead of asking the copycat to take it down, ask the host to take it down.  They don't want to be liable for plagiarism any more than any other business.

      1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
        Ultimate Hubberposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        What if he is the owner of his site and its nothing like HP.

        1. karpouzian profile image60
          karpouzianposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          He had to get his hosting from somewhere.  I suppose he -could- be hosting it on his own PC, but that is less and less common these days.

          1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
            Ultimate Hubberposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Alright. That's an interesting point. I don't think most hosts will let anyone bother them with this.

            1. karpouzian profile image60
              karpouzianposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              What I would do, and this takes only a few minutes of research, would be to find out who is hosting his site, find out what there TOS and EULA are.  If there is anything about plagiarism or copied content, contact them...  They will shut him down until they can figure out if there is a legitimate claim or not.  They will worry about it because they don't want to be sued.  Just sound professional in your communication with them, call them if you can, and they will take you seriously.  If you email them stating ZOMG, taht dood st0l3 my stuff, they will delete your email in a heart beat.  Copy their TOS or EULA and paste it into the email, showing you've done your research.  Plagiarism is illegal and a serious crime.

  2. Pamda Man profile image59
    Pamda Manposted 9 years ago

    I congratulate you with your optimism. Recently, I've seen people freak out for others copied their work. I find it amusing how easily they get mad or sad when someone else does things.

  3. Susan Ng profile image92
    Susan Ngposted 9 years ago

    Hehehe... Thanks, Pamda Man.  I'm still grinning. big_smile

  4. Susan Ng profile image92
    Susan Ngposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for the suggestions, guys, but the copycat mentioned my hub as the source of what he copied, so I'm sure there was no malice in it.  It's okay even if he doesn't take it down. smile

  5. Pamda Man profile image59
    Pamda Manposted 9 years ago

    Once again, optimism saves the day! big_smile

    1. Susan Ng profile image92
      Susan Ngposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Haha!  Isn't it supposed to be Mighty Mouse who saves the day?! big_smile

      1. Pamda Man profile image59
        Pamda Manposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        No. It's supposed to be Panda Man who saves the day. big_smile

        1. Susan Ng profile image92
          Susan Ngposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Go on then, save the day.  Hehe. big_smile

          1. Pamda Man profile image59
            Pamda Manposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I even have a theme song. big_smile

            Panda Man, Panda Man,
            Does whatever a Panda can,
            Eats bamboo, all the time,
            Always off, fighting crimes,
            Look out, here comes the Panda Man!

            In the middle of the day,
            He comes out just to play.
            In the middle of the night,
            He comes out to do what's right.

            Panda Man, Panda Man,
            Does whatever a Panda can,
            Eats bamboo, all the time,
            Always off, fighting crimes,
            Look out, here comes the Panda Man,
            Here comes the Panda Man,
            Here comes the PANDA MAN!!!

  6. Susan Ng profile image92
    Susan Ngposted 9 years ago

    Good one.  I'll be dreaming of crime-fighting pandas tonight.  Haha! lol

  7. Pamda Man profile image59
    Pamda Manposted 9 years ago

    I have a friend by the name of spider pig as well. Yay, you like my theme song. big_smile

  8. Susan Ng profile image92
    Susan Ngposted 9 years ago

    You're friends with Homer Simpson's pig?  Wow, you must be some celebrity!  Haha! big_smile

 
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