What to do when someone copies and takes credit for your writing?
My last hub was about lightning, and another hubber let me know it had been copied to another site-- and given a new author! I wrote the site and told them to remove my work and send me an explanatory email immediately. Is there anything else I can do?
Just keep an eye on it and see what happens. If they take it down, then don't do anything more. If they don't, look at things like opening a case with a government about copyright violations or whatever.
The same thing happened to me the first year I joined Hub Pages. Another Hubber plagiarized an article of mine and posted it right here within our community. I happened to stumble over it by accident and reported it to the powers that be here on HP. I am proud to say the problem was handled professionally and quickly. I believe the offender was suspended for a mandatory period. I was satisfied, but it does happen. Sorry it happened to you. Don't despair. Imitation is the best flattery, except when it comes to someone taking one of your ideas and your accolades.
yes do a "whois" search on the site in question and this will tell you who the web hosting company is. Report the violation to their hosting company. If they have Adsense ads on their site file a complaint with Google as well.
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