One of my hubs has a red copyright symbol on it. Why is it suspected someone may havebstolen it?
What leads hubpages editors to believe someone else has copied or used someone's material, thus violating the true writer's copyright. And how do I find who they are.
Do this, copy an entire paragraph and search for that paragraph with Google. If the search results take you back to your on page, then great. Try another paragraph. You have to take an active part in protecting yourself from theft.
The good news is that if you find your article stolen and on another website, Google will remove the copy from their search results. They are VERY good about doing that for us. It is a tedious, boring, and aggravating thing, but I've personally seen several of mine completely and totally copy/pasted (stolen) on obscure websites.
Click on your hub and you will see a notice warning you that your content may have been stolen. Click on that and it will give you the address that has stolen your work or copied it without realizing they are violating copyright laws. You will get instructions on how to file a DMCA complaint. That usually works. If not, you can report them to Google.
by girly_girl09 9 years ago
Under 'my account'? I've had this happen for two hubs that were copied but the copyright symbol appeared next to the title at the same time (or I noticed it at the same time). Luckily, I got the content removed as it was hosted on an amazon review and yahoo answers.My latest copied article was...
by Rochelle Frank 4 months ago
Yep, it was. I looked up the owner of the blog and sent the suggested dmca info to them , no response.I delved further and found out it was on aTumblr site. I looked around and found a contact that deals with copyright issues. Sent the information. They replied promptly, asked a question or two and...
by Doc Wordinger 4 years ago
After more than a year without publishing any hubs, I've decide to start publishing again. First two items on the agenda involved finishing an unpublished hub and responding to comments. Then I decided to investigate whether any of my hubs have been plagiarized and copied elsewhere during my...
by Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago
Filed a DMCA, there are plenty of articles by fellow pet writers on hubpages.website in question: http://bootserver dot com/
by James Ranka 5 years ago
Freelance Global Media . . . stole one of my hubs, http://copywriter31.hubpages.com/hub/Ho … act-Women.This group of thieves was very blatant, using my hub, word for word, posting ALL of my work on their blog site.http://www.freelanceglobalmedia.com/thi … act-women/ I received...
by Ronald E Franklin 2 years ago
I just ran across a site, radikewl dot com, that had copied another hubber's hub that I had a comment on. The entire hub, including comments, is translated into Spanish. No author is named. That led me to do a search for my own hubs on that site, and I found many of them, also translated into...
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