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  1. gerimcclym profile image96
    gerimcclymposted 7 months ago

    I just discovered an article of mine was copied by a site called SuccessStory dot com.
    Just filed a DMCA complaint.

    Has anybody filed a complaint with them before?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 months ago

    It's just part of the life of an online writer or content creator. I've never heard of that website, but stealing from Hubpages is pretty common.

  3. Stacie L profile image93
    Stacie Lposted 6 months ago

    I just filed my second copyright violation this morning. Since I filed the last time, I see hubpages has more information as to finding the hosting company and the owners of the sites.
    I'm wondering what the record is for filing the most violations in a week is?
    roll

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      I did 20+ in a day once. And a few here and there before after this. I don't bother anymore. Those sites are full of spam and copied articles that they pose no real threat. I find it a waste of time filing DMCA's. I still look at who is copying my work though, if it's a good website I write to them and if they don't respond I file a DMCA because a good website with original content with a few copied articles may pose a slight threat to my rankings.

      1. Stacie L profile image93
        Stacie Lposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        That's quite a lot to deal with...I guess you could feel complimented that your work is that good..
        I had a nasty reply to a takedown request.
        Its stressful to deal with these thieves...is it worth while?

        1. lobobrandon profile image89
          lobobrandonposted 6 months agoin reply to this

          Not worth it in my opinion.

          1. Jean Bakula profile image94
            Jean Bakulaposted 6 months agoin reply to this

            I feel the same way. If I search for my stolen article, and find it on a site with around 10 other articles on it, it's not worth the time. Many of the sites which plagiarized our work are no longer existing anymore, so I don't know how HP expects us to track them down, it's an exercise in futility.

            I do have a few stolen pieces on a site sponsored by a known offending host though, and the site is really slick. I've been fighting them for months, and they keep sending me a new method of dealing with my DMCA. First they wanted me to list all the pieces separately. Then they wanted one DMCA for all of them. Now I have a form they want me to complete, with copies of my work and the piece copied, yet again. It gets so frustrating. But I can't let these go, I believe they are getting traffic.

            You have to decide when it's worth it.

            1. theraggededge profile image98
              theraggededgeposted 6 months agoin reply to this

              Are you issuing these to the site's webhost, Jean? Not the site owners themselves. Going directly to the host usually ensures immediate removal.

              You can discover the host by typing the domain into whois.com

            2. lobobrandon profile image89
              lobobrandonposted 6 months agoin reply to this

              If the web hosts are not responsive and you think they are receiving traffic, file a DMCA with Google https://support.google.com/legal/answer/3110420 it will at least take down the result from the search engine.

              1. Stacie L profile image93
                Stacie Lposted 6 months agoin reply to this

                I tried to track down the web host but they are hidden, so I filed with google.

                1. lobobrandon profile image89
                  lobobrandonposted 6 months agoin reply to this

                  Yup sounds good.

              2. Jean Bakula profile image94
                Jean Bakulaposted 6 months agoin reply to this

                Hi Bev and Brandon,
                Sometimes I can't even find a host for some of these sites by using whois.com. And many of the sites no longer exist, but I still have lists of stolen hubs on my A/C page.

                I never tried just filing the DMCA with Google, maybe I'll try that. Thanks.

                1. theraggededge profile image98
                  theraggededgeposted 6 months agoin reply to this

                  It's really irritating that the copyright symbol takes forever to disappear. There should be a way for the hubber to mark it 'done'.

        2. theraggededge profile image98
          theraggededgeposted 6 months agoin reply to this

          I see it as a challenge. If you file with the webhost, you shouldn't have a problem.

  4. Stacie L profile image93
    Stacie Lposted 6 months ago

    Has anyone received a notification from google after they remove a website for copyright violation?

 
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