What is this whole "stolen hubs" thing?
Its it just plagiarism, or something else?
I have not researched it enough to answer this well. I think people are 'stealing' our writings and republishing them as their own.
Haven't you ever a read an article on the Web that is related to a Hub you have published and found that much of the content was taken directly from your Hub article . . . ?
You have heard of copy and paste haven't you?
I have come across at least three articles that are very similar to Hubs I have published with maybe just one or two words changed here or there. I have also read Hub articles that read like a college textbook and makes one wonder if they are being transcribed directly from published books that are not on the Web.
Its called intellectual laziness in which you simple copy and paste hoping no one will notice!
This is different than attributing a direct quote from another publication and essentially is stealing.
The issue is that another website big ezine . com is stealing hubpages wholesale and posting them on their site while crediting them to fictitious authors. If you've published something since early March you might want to go there and check if someone has taken any of yours. Three of mine were taken, original photos and all. Some of the hub community is working at submitting DMCA complaints and with Google to get this site taken down which seems to be taking some time. I intend not to publish anything further until they are down as I don't want to see my work immediately stolen by a bogus website.
by Kristin Kaldahl 2 years ago
I just found that one of my Hubs was stolen in June 2014 and published in a magazine. I wouldn't have found out about it except that they have now put their magazine on-line. It was stolen by a slick looking magazine in Australia, and I am from the US. I told them if it wasn't...
by SirDent 3 years ago
I recently found one of my poems published in a book that sells on many different sites. As near as I can tell, the book was published sometime in 2012. I am kind if at a loss as to what to do. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
by Carolee Samuda 6 years ago
I know it seems that I am always starting something new but please forgive me, it's just how my mind works. As a matter of fact I have been holding back some of my ideas.Anyway. Is it possible to have the date on the hub beside our name under the title? The published date would be fine. I think...
by rebekahELLE 6 years ago
I am not happy. I was checking to see if it was indexed and I found this guy's copied article while I can't even find mine! It is my latest article published Dec. 26. I wrote the author and sent a message to the site. I will file a DMCA.These thieves are here among us. It's so...
by SmartAndFun 3 years ago
Thanks to ThatMommyBlogger for finding this site and bringing it up in another thread. I think it deserves its own thread to warn HP writers. It looks like a site called 2uidea-dot-com is taking newly published hubs and putting them up as their own at a rapid pace. It appears they have filled their...
by Mary McShane 3 years ago
If you have noticed your traffic decreasing lately on some of your hubs, this Facebook page is copying content from several hubbers and publishing it on their FB page. The Facebook page is called OHealth atwww .facebook .com /pages ...
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