Is an article considered copied if it includes a link to my original article?
I just found out 2 of my hubs were copied on to facebook. However, both include a link my articles in hubpages. Is this considered a copyright infringement and does it have the potential to lower my views?
If they were links then that's a good thing. If on Facebook you click it and it takes you to your page it's good and be happy that your Hub is being shared.
I don't think it would be an infringement on Facebook so I'll go ahead and say, congrats on getting your Hubs out there!
It means they liked your article/hub enough to share it and give you credit at the same time. There is no copyright infringement in this case. It is a compliment if anything.
No, there is no copyright infringement in general case. Instead this looks as if they have promoted your work.
However, please give attention that where and on which page that was published. And whether the reference was used in positive manner. (it has nothing to do with copyright but its good to keep a track of your work, as in how it is being used)
I just found out the same thing Silver. I haven't gone to FB because I don't go on FB at all. But, I know one time I was researching an article about doctor offices. So not here but on a personal blog, I write about some information and linked back to the original article so readers could summarize my point but also look back to the original writer's opinion.
I think it's different when someone copies the entire article though. Like if someone copied my entire Hub then put a link to my original Hub, I still think that's stealing. Why would it be necessary for someone to copy something in the entirety that another person wrote? However, I'm not sure exactly what happened because I haven't checked on FB.
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