My Hub may have been copied on another site

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  1. prasetio30 profile image75
    prasetio30posted 10 years ago

    My Hub may have been copied on another site

    Not only one hub but three hubs at the same time. I get early warning by the administrator. It said the warning is only visible to me. What should I do? My friends, do you have experience related with this case.

  2. prasetio30 profile image75
    prasetio30posted 10 years ago

    Thanks, Morson for your answer. It's very helpful. Actually I don't want get involve with kind of this trouble. And this is not the first time my hub have been copied. The problem is I don't have any information in what site my hub been copied. I just get this information from Hubpages administrator. They didn't mention in what site my hub been copied. I really confuse with this case.

  3. LillyGrillzit profile image81
    LillyGrillzitposted 10 years ago

    Prasetio30, I don't know if you have availability to Google Chrome or not, but because people were using my site for stuff I didn't approve of, Google recommended Chrome, it offers more ways to complain and flag items. Also, Write to the Hub Administrators on "Help" and ask the to explain clearer what all this means, and what steps to take.

    They have always been very helpful. It may take a day or two to get back on the matter, but they will. :->

  4. prettydarkhorse profile image61
    prettydarkhorseposted 10 years ago

    Hi prasetio, you can file a DMCA complaint -- … e-Internet  Good luck!

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    Rosemary Banksposted 10 years ago

    Do your home work and find out no need to speculate. If it's your material you want to everything within reason to protect it.

  6. Lita C. Malicdem profile image60
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 10 years ago

    I have not experienced such problem yet, but I'm glad I came around. I have learned something about the whys and hows of this issue. It's good that the admin issues the warning. I'm forewarned. Thank you, Prasetio, thank you admin.

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    Jasmine JellyBabyposted 10 years ago

    Nothing more annoying than when someone copies your content. I think the best thing to do is report them to the administrator of those sites and inform hubpages admin too. They should be able to help

  8. LasanthaW profile image56
    LasanthaWposted 10 years ago

    This happened to me also sometimes back.

    One of my hubs had been copied by two other blog sites. Then my hub was flagged as duplicate by HubPages. When I asked for explanations from HP, they said that my hub was a copy of a blog appearing on one of those two blog sites. I was given the url of that site by HP staff. I visited the site. It was really a copy of my hub. Then I searched Google and Yahoo search engines and found that one more site had copied my hub in addition to the url given by HP. I wrote to both blog sites asking them to remove those blogs as my hub was the original. One of them ( the url given by HP) responded immediately and asked for a DMCA report from me. When I sent my DMCA report, the duplicate blog was removed by them. The other blog site did not respond at all  to my message but after few weeks they too had removed their duplicated blog.

    To solve this problem, a lot of Hubbers helped me. You can see the forum where I published my problem and the advices I got from helpful Hubbers on

  9. MerchantGuide profile image39
    MerchantGuideposted 10 years ago

    visit the site that copied your hub. take a screenshot of your copied hubs on the site that copied them. then notify them (either by leaving a comment, calling, emailing or other means) that they are in copyright violation and ask them to take them off the site.

    if they don't take your content down, find out who hosts their site and contact them that a website is in violation of copyright infringement and that you are considering filing a complaint and filing a lawsuit against the owner of the site and of course the hosting company. at that point the hosting company will most likely step in to fix the problem.

    does that help?

  10. dpinoy13 profile image61
    dpinoy13posted 10 years ago

    Why do`t you flag it or charge the guy and inform the admin of the website

  11. Gerber Ink profile image77
    Gerber Inkposted 10 years ago

    Hi Prasetio30, Happens to me on a rather frequent basis. My Thomas the Tank Engine articles get used in reviews the most frequently (and I mean copied EXACTLY word for word). I think, guessing by your posts, that you aren't sure how to contact the websites who are using your content. If so, do the following:
    1. Go to "my account" and click on the article that has been flagged.
    2. Click on the highlighted link that states "COPIED: The content of this hub may have been copied on another site".
    3. You should now see a highlighted list with links to where you hub has been copied (there may be more than one site listed).
    4. Click on the highlighted links and verify it is a copy of your hub. Many sites offer a way at the end of the "offenders" article that says "report this article" or something like that. If they have this, simply report the hub as being copied from your original article.
    5. If there is no way to notify the website that they have copied your content, go back to your hub and the highlighted list. You'll notice that there is a link under "DMCA" that says "file".  Click on the word "file" and it will provide you with a formal letter that can be sent to the website administrator.

    Unfortunately, in most of my cases, no website administrator or contact information can be found. I could chase my tail trying to smack down these lazy writers (checking whois files, etc.), but it seems to be a waste of my time.

    I wish HubPages used Copyscape or something similar that we could put in our posts. Has anyone out there put Copyscape warnings in their hubs?

  12. Darlene Sabella profile image59
    Darlene Sabellaposted 10 years ago

    This also has happened to me and I have a letter that you need to send them....I will need your email address so contact me and give me that info so I can send you a letter that will stop them and force them to delete your articles off their site. Darlene

  13. Chrysoprasus profile image60
    Chrysoprasusposted 10 years ago

    this is a great question and the answers are very precise and informative...

    yeah, i wish HP admins will use COPYSCAPE or iTHENTICATE so that no one can copy-our works here

  14. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 10 years ago

    I agree with Lilly...flag the article in any way that you can and find as many ways as you can to humiliate this person who would steal your writing in a lazy attempt to make money off of it. Whatever happend to ethics, character, and morals? Good Luck! WB


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