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Someone Has Copied My Hub in its Entirety

  1. PegCole17 profile image94
    PegCole17posted 4 weeks ago

    Can anyone help me find the host address for this site which has used my original poem, article, personal photographs and YouTube video without my permission? I got a notice from HubPages indicating that "Someone may have stolen my content."

    I checked Whois and the site was not listed. I want to file a DMCA as soon as possible. WordPress states that this site is not one of theirs so I can't file a DMCA with them.

    The site in question is - childrenbooks dot party/ and yes, the "children" part is singular. Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Natalie Frank profile image97
      Natalie Frankposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

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      1. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        Natalie, Please stop posting URL's of plagiarist's sites. You did it last week too in the other forum. The added backlink gives them additional ranking. That's why Peg typed it as she had, avoiding an actual link.

        I snipped it in my reply here but you need to delete your own reply above.

        1. Natalie Frank profile image97
          Natalie Frankposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          I deleted the entire post.  As it was handled by HP there wasn't anything anyone would have found useful.  For the record I have reported 3 spam links this week alone so sorry for another mistake. Though it should have been clear the link that I inadvertently posted was NOT the plagiarists link. I will avoid having anything to do with anything related to links of any sort in the future.

          1. theraggededge profile image100
            theraggededgeposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

            It's nothing to do with anyone clicking on it from here. It gives them a backlink from HP, i.e. a little more authority in the eyes of search engines.

            1. Natalie Frank profile image97
              Natalie Frankposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

              Deleted

              1. theraggededge profile image100
                theraggededgeposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

                It was. Go read the original request again. It was the site that HubPages told the OP has stolen her work. She wasn't asking to find the copied work, or the website; she was asking who their webhost is. Hence she wrote the url in the format she did in order not to give that live backlink.

              2. PegCole17 profile image94
                PegCole17posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

                Thanks for your help on this. We all must work together to keep our site in good standing. Providing questionable backlinks is not a good practice. That is why I spelled out the dot in the link. smile

      2. Matt Wells profile image
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        Matt Wellsposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        I updated the DMCA information for the site that copied your article. You can now file a DMCA complaint through the interface in your article.

        1. PegCole17 profile image94
          PegCole17posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          Thank you, Matt Wells! Whoo Hoo.

          Going to work on it now.

        2. Jan Saints profile image88
          Jan Saintsposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          Can I send domains of websites that have copied my articles to update the DMCA information?

          1. Matt Wells profile image
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            Matt Wellsposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

            Sure, send links to your articles that display the copied content warning to team@hubpages.com, and I will update our DMCA database.

            1. PegCole17 profile image94
              PegCole17posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

              Thank you so much Matt Wells. You are magnificent.
              smile

      3. Eurofile profile image92
        Eurofileposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        Really sorry to hear about this.  I like to think that others out there would have similar standards to the rest of us by avoiding plagiarism, but sadly there are always people who want to profit from the work of others.

    2. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 4 weeks ago

      Natalie, The point that theraggededge is making is that every link provides added ranking for having another back link. A link to the home domain, rather than directly to the content, hurts us too, because it adds value for the entire domain that may have other plagiarized content. Whenever I find a copy of my hubs I usually find other stolen content on the same website.

      I have a lot lately myself where I have to file a DMCA notice. I catch many that HubPages does't catch because I use Google Alerts to let me know about them.

      For that matter, I'm presently struggling with one that claims they took it down but didn't. I had to file three times to different legal departments of the host. This is why I get frustrated when someone gives a thief any advantage. It's time consuming as it is.

      1. Natalie Frank profile image97
        Natalie Frankposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        As I said I will refrain from answering posts to the forums from here on out.

        1. Jean Bakula profile image99
          Jean Bakulaposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          It is really frustrating hunting these people down. I have so much copied material, so spent time last week on getting these plagiarists.

          Even when I sent one site separate DMCA's for all 10 hubs they stole, my URLS, a screenshot of my original publishing date, and screenshots of my copied work on the bad site, they still insisted they needed more info. I finally got through to somebody who took my work down, but you have to be really persistent. Then be prepared for it to be stolen by somebody else.

          I've tried to copy and paste articles from sites just for my own info because it's a topic I want to learn more about, and it can't be done. I don't understand why HP can't get software or do more to protect it's writers. We make money for them. I know they try lots of new ways to make money for us, but plagiarism should be something that is important enough for the site itself to protect against. It wastes time when we could be writing.

          Thinking of new ways to grow the site and make Google warm up to it is great. But plagiarism is an old problem and I don't think we should have to jump through all these hoops as we have to keep changing older articles all the time to keep up too. It's a miracle we ever have time to write anything new.

          1. PegCole17 profile image94
            PegCole17posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

            Yes, this is quite a frustrating process. I had one site that used my hub and its personal photos in an advertisement for travel. Boy, that was irritating. I was lucky that the host took down the copied material. It does seem like we need better security for our original work so that it can't be taken.

        2. theraggededge profile image100
          theraggededgeposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          Natalie, you make a valuable contribution to the forum so please don't stop. All we're trying to do is point out that we shouldn't be giving backlinks to these thieves.

          You aren't the only one--I've done it myself in the past before I realised.

          1. PegCole17 profile image94
            PegCole17posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

            Many of us did this before we realized the trouble with posting the actual link of the alleged plagiarist. Not to worry. You mentioned that you've never had a Red Circle notice from HubPages about having your work copied. This screen capture shows what they send with a link to the allegedly infringing site.


            https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/14043657_f1024.jpg

        3. DrMark1961 profile image99
          DrMark1961posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          I think we have all made those mistakes. It is definitely not a reason to stop helping others. Your contributions are appreciated!

          1. Glenn Stok profile image98
            Glenn Stokposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

            Natalie, I have seen many of your useful and informative posts in the forums. You are an added value to the community and you should continue offering your views. There's no reason for you to refrain from posting just because you made a common mistake that we all have done at one time or another giving link-juice to scrupulous sites. The issue with filing DMCA notices is a frustrating and time-consuming thing for all of us.

        4. PegCole17 profile image94
          PegCole17posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          Thanks for that valuable insight, Glenn. We all need to be aware of the issues.

       
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