How can I stop a copyright thief copying my hubs and in what way will the theft actually affect me?
Nine of my hubs have been copied (stolen) and I do not understand HubPages advice about what to do about it - it's like reading gobbledygook. Can anyone explain in plain English how I can report the thief and get their web pages taken down and have them blacklisted.
It seems to be a never ending issue. You will have to file a dmca notice to have the content removed. Generally don't even bother sending it to them but to the host site instead. If the site is hosted by Google take downs are fortunately quite easy once you are aware the content is there. I will message you a copy of the dmca notice I use.
Someone will probably scream blue murder for me putting a link in but this is the best way to give you the information without putting in a dozen of them. http://ladylorelei.hubpages.com/hub/cop … plagiarize
If you open the Hub that is copied you'll see under the buttons 'edit', 'stats' and 'delete' another link "WARNING: Your content may have been stolen".
If you click that link it opens a small window with more information. What you can do is clicking on the link underneath 'DMCA'. There you'll find all the info you probably need. You can use this info to send an e-mail to the violator, using the text that HP 'templated' in this little info box. Of course you might want to edit some details before sending the e-mail. But HP provided all necessary info there.
If this info wasn't sufficient enough in your case, let me know. I can help you further if necessary.
Thank you,before I wrote this question I had already clicked on the HP warning link and read the information and template,but I still don't understand what to do, or how to contact the violator who doesn't allow comments on his web page
@Glorious if you click on 'file' underneath DCMA, you'll get a pop-up screen with contact details. If HP couldn't relate the website to an e-mail address, it supplies in any case a 'whois record' link. If you click that you may find more info.
I ran into this too recently, I had no clue what to do. Before I even came to hubpages to look in the learning center or ask - I was able to flag he content, and add comments as to why. I informed them that this was my original work and they were contributing to the plagiarism of said work. It was removed almost immediately.
I assume because the particular site uses submissions as well as content it finds. This is the second time my work was chosen for their newsletter - yet normally it links back to my hubpages. This particular time it had mine and someone else submitted a copied and pasted copy of my article. I really am not sure how they did not catch it - it was literally right beside my content.
I was very thankful that they removed the content! As this whole process is confusing to me as well! I wish you the best of luck!
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