CEO of DOCSTOC called me back, issue IS being dealt with

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  1. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 13 years ago

    Jason of docstoc, returned my message. Specifically stated that he was aware of the issue, thanked us for informing him.

    Knows that the user is Shift(a-q) and will have all instances removed within 48 hours

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    Thank you very much for posting this and all of your hard work.  I really appreciate your efforts greatly.

  3. Jen's Solitude profile image86
    Jen's Solitudeposted 13 years ago

    Thank you sunforged!

  4. Sufidreamer profile image81
    Sufidreamerposted 13 years ago

    I suggest that we keep bumping this one - it will stop you having to respond to two or three different threads smile

    Good work, Sunforged.

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    wordscribe41posted 13 years ago

    Thanks so much, Sunforged.  Nicely done.  I love how everyone has banned together in this debacle!


  6. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 13 years ago

    Good work Sunforged, On behalf of all of us Thanks for all the effort

  7. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    nice, thanks for taking action.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    Yes we should keep bumping and keep thanking the folks who took charge and helped to get this resolved so quickly. Thranax deserves a giant thank you as well.

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      wordscribe41posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Thranax, thank you so much!!!  I feel like people have my back.  Makes me feel warm and fuzzy about the community.

      1. Daniel Carter profile image65
        Daniel Carterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Yes! And many thanks to detective Thranax!! Oy vey!!

  9. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    Woo hoo - a HubPage WRITER to the rescue!  Great job!

  10. Daniel Carter profile image65
    Daniel Carterposted 13 years ago

    My Monday is going MUCH better than theirs.
    Thank you, sunforged for making this Monday sweeter than it started out.

  11. CMHypno profile image84
    CMHypnoposted 13 years ago

    Thanks sunforged for your great work, and especial thanks to thranax who brought this issue to our attention and also did great work! smile

  12. Sufidreamer profile image81
    Sufidreamerposted 13 years ago

    Sorry, Thranax - I forgot to thank you. Very remiss of me smile

  13. lakeerieartists profile image64
    lakeerieartistsposted 13 years ago

    This is the power of community.  So impressive.

  14. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
    I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 13 years ago

    a "GREAT BIG APPLAUSE" to Thranax and Sunforged!!! Great to know we have such amazing hubbers!! big_smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    THANK YOU THRANAX AND SUNFORGED!!!!! You two rock! I am so glad we have great hubbers and great guys on our side who wants to help us keep our hubs OURS. Love you both! *HUGS* *KISS ON CHEEK*

  16. Ryan Hupfer profile image61
    Ryan Hupferposted 13 years ago

    Great work, everyone and thanks for staying on top of this. Looks like me and the rest of the HubPages staff can just go back home since you've all got everything under control. smile

    Seriously though, you guys rule.

  17. Pearldiver profile image69
    Pearldiverposted 13 years ago

    It's not over yet Ryan. But staying up all night here has been worthwhile (almost thankless too hmm)

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Noooo I finks ya awesome wink

    2. Marisa Wright profile image89
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Pearldiver, if you were one of the core of people who directly influenced the outcome - then yes.  Otherwise,I don't see why staying up all night was worth it.  It appears that this issue was resolved mainly by Sunforged making a phone call to the head of Docstoc.

      Others who played a valuable part are those who noticed the problem in the first place, and those who identified the full range of users. Everyone else who ran around posting emails, twittering, etc etc didn't contribute to anything other than hysteria. 

      In fact, they may have made things worse by creating a flood of emails and notices that Docstoc's admin have to wade through, when they would be better employed deleting the offending content.

  18. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 13 years ago

    I thankyou for your great work, I dont know if any of my hubs were copied ,but in principle Fantastic work!! smile

  19. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 13 years ago

    Big hugs and thanks to Thranax and Sunforged! Thanks to PearlDiver too for stepping in when Thranax wasn't available!

  20. Sufidreamer profile image81
    Sufidreamerposted 13 years ago

    Thranax and Sunforged - defending Hubopylae against the Plagiarism Empire.

    Hope you like the pic, EagleKiwi wink

    Courtesy of … adian-man/

  21. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    I just got a reply to my NOI that I filed yesterday with, and the two hubs of mine that were copied have been taken down (I checked).

  22. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 13 years ago

    Awesome job tc of them thieves big_smile if only we could have em flogged now hmm tongue lol

  23. Pr0metheus profile image58
    Pr0metheusposted 13 years ago

    My two hubs were removed and I got an e-mail.

    "Dear Matthew,

    Thank you for taking the time to provide the required DMCA notification.  The documents you identified in your DMCA notifications have been removed from docstoc.   Additionally, the user who uploaded your documents has been removed from docstoc.

    Once again, thank you for your assistance and cooperation in this matter.

    Best regards,

    The docstoc Team"

    I also asked them to ban the IP.

  24. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 13 years ago

    I've got a question... With all of the articles taken down that we just reported, will Google still be able to ban the perpetrator's publisher ID?

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    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    I just recieved the email too about it being taken down. big_smile me happy again lmao

  26. Jen's Solitude profile image86
    Jen's Solitudeposted 13 years ago

    Thranax, thank you for the post that alerted everyone to this and all the stats you posted and time you spent on this!

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    TMinutposted 13 years ago

    If you're going to post pictures like the one above, we'll be begging for there to be more trouble!

  28. wrenfrost56 profile image55
    wrenfrost56posted 13 years ago

    Thank-you so much thranax, if it were not for you making me aware of the problem I would still be unaware that my work too had been copied word for word sad However  thanks to you and the hubpages community looks like it is being delt with big_smile

  29. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    nice to see swift action. mine are removed, received the letter and I sent a thank you letter back for taking prompt action.

    I don't think this would have happened on other writing sites where so many were actively involved and I applaud the hubbers who took responsibility and took action. Nothing wrong with stepping forward and asking for accountability.

  30. yoshi97 profile image57
    yoshi97posted 13 years ago

    I received an email too ... all accounts this critter made will be done within 48 hours and many of them have already seen the axe. thanks to our valiant knights for keeping a watch over us.

    Also, kudos to the admin at Docstoc for addressing this situation so quickly.

    One thing I want to make clear is that this has never been an issue with docstoc ... it's been with a lone individual who broke HPs rules and Docstoc's rules as well. Docstoc had a link on their page to report DCMA violations, and they answered mine expediently, which tells me they are serious about running a clean ship.

    As such, this has never been a 'docstoc issue' this has been a lone nut trying to pilfer everything he could in a 3 day stretch. Funniest thing is ... I can't even understand *why* he would do it.

    Rest assured ... this situation appears to have been addressed properly.

    Again, thanks to Thranax, Sunforged, and any others I missed who worked in the background to get this issue resolved. smile

    1. sunforged profile image72
      sunforgedposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely, Docstoc is cool in my book, i sent short thank you letters to all the contacts i addressed with the initial issue


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