I found an exact replica of one of my "how-to" hubs on another website. What do

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  1. xanzacow profile image69
    xanzacowposted 6 years ago

    I found an exact replica of one of my "how-to" hubs on another website. What do I do?

    It wasn't just similar, it was verbatim. Is there anything that can be done about this?

  2. J. Edward Hardin profile image63
    J. Edward Hardinposted 6 years ago

    First, you should see if there's a way to get in touch with whoever posted it.  Look at the contact section on the website.  If that doesn't work, go to http://whois.net/ where you can find information on domain ownership and contact information for the website administrator.

    1. duffsmom profile image61
      duffsmomposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the good info.

  3. ChristinS profile image49
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    Yes, this act is called "content scraping" and it is theft.  Find out who the owner of the website is and contact them or go through Google's process of filing a complaint and get their site de-listed. DMCA complaints are suggested, you can look for examples online about how to write and file them.

    1. xanzacow profile image69
      xanzacowposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It is on ehow.com and I checke the copyright infringement procedure, goodness what a hassle this will be!

    2. TheKatsMeow profile image91
      TheKatsMeowposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      xanzacow the fact that it's on ehow is good news, I think the site will be very compliant in removing the duplicate content. I had a look at their copyright laws. send an email to copyright @ demandmedia.com b(no spaces) and link the original

    3. ChristinS profile image49
      ChristinSposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree Kats I think eHow will be very quick to comply with a removal request.

    4. Abby Campbell profile image94
      Abby Campbellposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      If Demand Media doesn't remove it, you can make a DMCA complaint. Google will know who's article was posted first, and that the other site will be reprimanded.

    5. TheKatsMeow profile image91
      TheKatsMeowposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      the other good thing about complaining to ehow is that this person (content thief) could potentially lose their account.. i know that's not much, but it encourages them to avoid copying other people's work...

  4. Sue Bailey profile image78
    Sue Baileyposted 6 years ago

    Looks like Christin answered more or less what I was going to say.  Thanks Christin, saved me a job.  This happened to me too.

  5. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    I have the thing going on and so far the "contact us" portion of the website has yielded nothing!  It is very frustrating.

  6. TheKatsMeow profile image91
    TheKatsMeowposted 6 years ago

    I am curious if this site has stolen other people's hubs as well, if so I would suggest alerting the community. More than one person filing complaints would definitely help your cause!

    1. duffsmom profile image61
      duffsmomposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Would it be helpful, I wonder, for Hubpages to have an active list of various sites that have been caught copying Hubs. It might be beneficial.

    2. TheKatsMeow profile image91
      TheKatsMeowposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      @duffsmom, yeah that would be helpful, but I don't think it's going to happen sad

  7. kj force profile image69
    kj forceposted 6 years ago

    That can be very frustrating....I have had this situation happen to me in the past.. and yet once I tried to post one of my old writes on another website I was reprimanded for stealing an already posted work...YEAH..IT WAS MINE OWN ORIGINAL....however that website would not  even accept my explanation....
    Hope you get it straightened out......

  8. Grab a Controller profile image67
    Grab a Controllerposted 6 years ago

    Comment on the post explaining that the work is originally yours. Politely (and I can't stress that enough) ask them to take it down. If they do not agree, report them to the moderators of the site, and explain the situation in detail, and include a link to the original post. Do anything you can to bring attention to the situation, and let people know that your work has been stolen.

    I'm very sorry that this happened to you. I hope the situation will be fixed soon

  9. tirelesstraveler profile image76
    tirelesstravelerposted 6 years ago

    I  had great results with Goggle DMCA . Very easy.

 
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