Someone May Have Stolen My Article

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  1. Jackie Lynnley profile image89
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 5 months ago

    I have a notice from HP that someone may have stolen my article and although I should know how to check this out I do not and looking online is not getting me any closer. Could anyone please help? https://hubpages.com/education/Virginia … n-American
    Thanks!

    1. Marketing Merit profile image96
      Marketing Meritposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Look under the tab that says, "copied articles" on your stats page. Details will be there.
      https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13949534.jpg

      1. Jackie Lynnley profile image89
        Jackie Lynnleyposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks, I will.

  2. innerspin profile image92
    innerspinposted 5 months ago

    I had one recently, clicked on the article in question, clicked on the red "warning -content may have been stolen", this took me to the "copy." Lordy, I hardly recognised it as my own hub, it's so badly spun. Had me laughing fit to bust. I'm tempted to steal it right back, though of course I should file a takedown notice.

    1. Jackie Lynnley profile image89
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for helping!

    2. MizBejabbers profile image92
      MizBejabbersposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Now that's funny, Innerspin. I had one listed as copied and it was. I had done an interview with a TV station personality about their on-air pet cat and after I published the article, they copied it and published it on their website under my real name. What could I do? After being so nice to give me the interview and permission to use their photos, how could I ask them to remove my article about their cat? I just ignored it. That was several years ago and it's been shelved anyway, so I don't worry about it.

      I have an article about my underground house, still currently running, that's been copied several times without my permission, both with and without my photos. I've filed a DMCA, but it's been ignored, so I just let the idiots go. I did have the NY Times call me this week to tell me that they read my hub and would like to do their own story about my house. Unfortunately, I had to turn them down because right now is just not a convenient time for us. I did leave the door open for the future if they don't find someone else with a house similar to mine to write about.

 
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