Another Hub thief on Flixya

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  1. embitca profile image85
    embitcaposted 13 years ago

    I just noticed one of my hubs was copied to Flixya and while checking the person's account for my DMCA request, I noticed other hubbers' work.

    the account is

    You may want to check. Lissie, you definitely want to check. One of your hubs is there.

    Flixya's dmca address is

    They are pretty quick with removals, generally.

    1. KIMTEJEDA profile image60
      KIMTEJEDAposted 13 years agoin reply to this


    2. heller profile image59
      hellerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I am sorry to tell you but I have already discovered even worse on Hubpages and feel really ill and dont know what to do about it.

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        ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Check out my hub on Plagiarism if you feel really stuck.

        1. heller profile image59
          hellerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          thanks will study in detail - I loath people who use the ideas and sweat and thoughts of somenone else and claim them as there own.

  2. wesleycox profile image72
    wesleycoxposted 13 years ago

    Does hubpages tell you that there is a duplicate on the web?

  3. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 13 years ago

    Yes, HP will flag the Hub. Just check in your *my account* tab to see if there are any flags. hmm

  4. embitca profile image85
    embitcaposted 13 years ago

    Wesley, look for a red "c" next to your hub titles, that indicates that the hub has been copied someplace.

  5. AsherKade profile image59
    AsherKadeposted 13 years ago

    I guess my hubs suck because no one has copied mine yet tongue

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image60
      Shirley Andersonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You're lucky.  The last one that I lost last week went to a site where the owner put the last half of the hub first and the first last, it doesn't flow sensibly.  I made him put a link to my Startup Biz page but jeez, I'd rather he left it alone.

  6. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 13 years ago

    I don't think everyone has copyright symbols showing yet for hubs that have been potentially copied.

  7. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 13 years ago

    We will alert you if we detect a copy, but we certainly don't catch every single occurrence.   If you want more protection you can try copyscape, but with their fees ($0.25 per page per month), it would probably only make sense to protect your best earning hubs.

  8. profile image0
    pgrundyposted 13 years ago

    I'm about ready to give up. One of mine was copied to SEVEN different sites this past week, and five were at Flixya.

    I can't spend all my time sending out DMCA requests. If I'm going to get hit seven times in one week on a single hub, then I give up. I've got about a dozen copied right now, and I just don't want to deal with it anymore.

    Flixya is definitely the worst though.

    1. embitca profile image85
      embitcaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Just send the list of urls to with a properly composed dmca request. They will pull them immediately. My email yesterday was acted on within a couple of hours. While the site users there are a pain, the management is pretty responsive.

  9. wrenfrost56 profile image55
    wrenfrost56posted 13 years ago

    I can't believe these people are allowed to do this! It's so unfair, thankfully I have not suffered yet but I hear of cases of copying at least once a week on the forums and thats just the ones we know about! There should be harsher sanctions.

    1. Lady_E profile image64
      Lady_Eposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Totally agree and maybe, just maybe a software package could be developed to flag copied material on the site it's being copied to.

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    Ghost32posted 13 years ago

    I'd definitely go for software like that. 

    'Course, the one I REALLY want to see is the gem that can tell you in real time just how deep a page is buried on Google, such as, "Well, Ghost, your Hub on Idiots In Outer Space is right now hitting number 12,094 and dropping...."

  11. Shirley Anderson profile image60
    Shirley Andersonposted 13 years ago

    I've dealt with this before and found that Flixya acted very quickly in removing the dup.  It was pulled down and the person's account closed in less than 24 hours.

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      pgrundyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Did you just email them or did you mail the duplicate content letter to Google via snail mail? Maybe I'll try asking the administrator first. Last time it didn't work and I had to go through Google. It's so frustrating.

      1. Shirley Anderson profile image60
        Shirley Andersonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I went through the site, Pam.  In my email to them, I stated the facts - date I published and where; linked to the offending page.  The next day when I checked, it was gone and the person's account was too.

  12. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    Since Fixya is running AdSense, it's completely worth it to file a DMCA complaint.  They have to take that stuff down ASAP or risk having their account shut down with Google.

    Or you could just complain right to Google if you wish.

  13. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    This is just sad.  I'm sorry for you all that have to go to all the work to report the thieves!

  14. wesleycox profile image72
    wesleycoxposted 13 years ago

    Someone should write a hub about how to file a DMCA request or how to best get rid of thieves, with google.  Mark Knowles said something about having their adsense account banned.  If there is something out there I haven't seen it.

    1. embitca profile image85
      embitcaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The search feature is your friend.

      Mark's hub - … le-adsense

      How to draft a DMCA Complaint -


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