"Your Article may have been copied . . ."

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  1. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 9 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 got rid of the article in an hour or two.  In fact, it looks like the whole blog is gone. (It looked like it had other copied content.)
    Good on Tumbler! I sent them a thank-you.  Now that was easier than I thought, thanks also to HubPages for giving us guidelines on this.

    1. PegCole17 profile image93
      PegCole17posted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations on your successful efforts at taking down copied content. That is so frustrating to see that little red C on our hubs. Fortunately, some sites are quick to respond to writers that don't follow copyright rules and that's always refreshing.

  2. Kenna McHugh profile image87
    Kenna McHughposted 9 months ago

    Nice! I am impressed.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image93
      Rochelle Frankposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I was actually amazed.  I'm sort of thinking of setting up a blog, and was considering Wordpress or Blogger. I know Tumblr is not considered to be up there with the other two, but they earned a point with me today. 
      A lot more research to do, yet.

  3. Kenna McHugh profile image87
    Kenna McHughposted 9 months ago

    Tumblr was "the new rage" when it hit the Internet. Adweek asked me to cover it for a few months. I still have a ghost Tumblr blog. It's been dead for a long time.

  4. Daniel Mollat profile image98
    Daniel Mollatposted 9 months ago

    Do we get a notification from HP when one of our articles get copied?

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image93
      Rochelle Frankposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Not a notice,but if you look on your account list you will see a red copyright symbol next to your article title. If you go to your article (while you are signed in) I t will say (in red type) “WARNING: your content may have been stolen” When you click on that it will show you  the link to the suspected site.

      1. gerimcclym profile image95
        gerimcclymposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Rochelle,

        I recently filed a dmca complaint against a site that stole/copied my article and they did remove the stolen/copied article but the red copyright symbol still shows up next to my article title. Do you know if I need to specifically ask HP staff to remove the symbol, or does the symbol remain there as an indication that the article was at one time stolen/copied?

        Geri

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 9 months ago

    No, don't worry . . . It takes a while, even a couple of months before they check it again and remove the symbol. It does you no harm at all.
    In fact, having an article copied is not really a detriment as far as HubPages is concerned, as long as your article is clearly  published here first.  It may affect your views or status on Google  very slightly.
    The main concern is that it is Theft. Lawbreakers need to be held accountable, and everyone need to learn that it is unacceptable to steal property.

    1. gerimcclym profile image95
      gerimcclymposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response and feedback, Rochelle. I could not agree with you more on the issue of theft.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I have one or two of those little red "c" things that have never disappeared, even though I have contacted the team about them a few times.  I just learn to live with them.  Articles are gone, red c remains.  Ain't life grand!!

  6. Stacie L profile image91
    Stacie Lposted 9 months ago

    The dmca works when there are ads but in my experience, the foreign websites with or without ads, tend to ignore me. I have also translated the requests and then had someone hack my emails contacts.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Many foreign countries do not follow US DMCA rules.  I send complaints about those directly to Google.

  7. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 9 months ago

    DMCAs need to be sent to webhosts, not site owners or Google (unless Google owns the site).

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Out of the dozens (hundreds?) of DMCA's I've filed, there were only two that I felt really didn't know better.  One was a group of high school students doing a project for school and the other a small business owner that had hired someone to build their page for them and had no idea what they had actually done.

      The vast majority know exactly what they are doing, intend to do it, and will pay zero attention to your requests for a take down.  The site hosts, on the other hand, are usually quite honest and most often will take prompt action.  An exception are those in China or Russia, where law enforcement doesn't care any more than the thief does.

  8. robhampton profile image96
    robhamptonposted 9 months ago

    Mine are constantly being copied. I've had pretty good success with getting the copyright infringements removed but it's an on going thing. Sometimes I can just call the company directly and most of the time they are polite and remove the content. Other times not so easy. No phone number, no contact info, etc. So I use the Google DMCA form. Usually works out pretty well. Some of them are simply not worth my time since I guarantee they aren't making a cent off my articles.

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Just sending it to Google might have it removed from search results but it doesn't get the content taken down. It will still appear via other search engines. Hosting companies have ToS that prohibit site owners posting stolen content. If reputable (and not Chinese or Russian), they will have it removed from the web completely.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 months agoin reply to this

      One time I called a company and they wound up offering me a job writing articles for them about their products.  I declined.

      1. robhampton profile image96
        robhamptonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        lol. That's awesome!  A previous comment was something about Google, ya I know. It won't remove from all search engines. I just try to prevent it when I can but as I said earlier.. These copying idiots are no threat most of the time. Their articles MIGHT be found a few hundred pages into a Google search. I think most Hubbers are starting to see that with even general key word searches their articles are appearing at higher rankings in searches.

  9. Stacie L profile image91
    Stacie Lposted 4 months ago

    Well,I like nothing more than seeing a message first thing that one of my older articles has been copied word for word on a company blog.
    I took theraggedededge's advice and filed a copyright complaint to the hosting company this time and I'll keep you posted as to the outcome
    hmm

 
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