Ok, so I found out someone has stolen a lot of content

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  1. DogSiDaed profile image56
    DogSiDaedposted 8 years ago

    You might also know who this person is, I'm not sure if I'm allowed to directly say who here so I won't. What do I do? Can they be kicked off HP for it? Probably not as I'm sure they've noticed... Should I contact the writers of the original articles? What options are there? I'm not happy about anyone stealing someones work and passing it off as their own, not least because it brings everyone on HP down.

    1. greeneyesH1982 profile image61
      greeneyesH1982posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      if its on here why not just contact this site or something???

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You could flag all the stolen hubs and HP will look at them. If I have seen a hub reprinted from sites such as HowToDoThings I have sometimes left a message on the original article telling them it has been copied and how to file a DMCA report here.

      1. DogSiDaed profile image56
        DogSiDaedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ok, I'll find and flag them first, though I feel it might take a while, 4 out of 6 I checked were definately nicked...

    3. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That sucks! Good job spotting it and yes flag em. I hate it when this sort of thing happens. I guess its people like you being vigilant that keeps writers of original content from being totally ripped off and leaving the net for other things smile

      1. DogSiDaed profile image56
        DogSiDaedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I flagged about 6 or 7 copied articles, but I've stopped, for the moment, I don't want to overload the HP staff, even if my claims are entirely valid.

        1. aguasilver profile image72
          aguasilverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          OK you cannot name the culprits, understood, but can you identify the hubs of yours that have been stolen?

          Then if we other hubbers find the duplicate stolen hubs, we can also flag them.

          Do NOT post links to your articles, but I believe it is ok to tell us the names without any link material, or if concerned email those of us who have responded with details and we can assist in stopping the situation.

          Just a suggestion, feel free to ignore if you think its not practical, just trying to help.

          John

          1. kirstenblog profile image76
            kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Based on another thread thats active I think I could maybe figure out who the thief is? My clue, a hub author score of 3

            1. DogSiDaed profile image56
              DogSiDaedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Mmm definately could be.

          2. DogSiDaed profile image56
            DogSiDaedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            They aren't hubs of mine, they are from other websites, probably just googled then ripped off. Some articles are cut and pasted from a few sources. Some have small additions of poor english making it obvious they weren't copied, but most are just a CtrlC CtrlV job.

            1. darkside profile image80
              darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              The onus is on the copyright owner to submit a DCMA.

              The problem is that these alleged copyright violations might be a PLR article. Articles that are bought and can be used as if the person wrote it themselves. Which creates a lot of duplicate content. And it's usually suggested that a person using such articles make some kind of effort to do a rejig.

              So I wouldn't be overly concerned with it. If they've got a terrible HubScore then the effort they've made will be of little reward if they wanted dofollow links.

              1. DogSiDaed profile image56
                DogSiDaedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Ok cheers. I'm pretty sure these aren't legit, and there are a LOT of them. Perhaps one could be, but the rest?... If the guy makes no real benefit then it's not too bad. Just a shame to see someone else taking credit where it isn't due. He writes by (his name) above every one, which makes it more annoying.

  2. wrenfrost56 profile image80
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    I have had my content copied before on other sites and flagged them, they were soon removed. That's bad enough but a hubpages user stealing other hubbers work, that's really low! How do these people think that they can get away with it, how could they even entertain the idea? Thanks for the heads up, I am so glad some hubbers look out for each other! I don't know who you mean but if I come accross anyone using others work as there own, I will flag too!

  3. DogSiDaed profile image56
    DogSiDaedposted 8 years ago

    Also, apologies to staff, why do I always just automatically post everything to The Hubber's Hangout? Sorry >.<

 
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