My highest traffic articles have been copied. I've been chasing the culprits for some time, because of difficulty in tracing the web host so that I can properly issue a DMCA take-down request. The infringing sites are hosted through third party "pass-through" sites; their abuse contacts say that there is nothing they can do. Today, I finally received a contact email address for an actual web host for one of the infringing sites. Unfortunately, that web host is located in Panama. I doubt that they will do anything.
The other difficulty I've had is one of language. A web host for an infringing site in Japan kept sending my DMCA request to the Hubpages web host, saying I was the infringing site. It has taken me several months to get the Japan web host to act appropriately and take down the other site.
Meanwhile, my earnings have dropped in half, which can't be coincidence. I know that Hubpages says that I will not be penalized for content of mine that has been stolen, but surely I am being penalized in terms of less traffic. I am so frustrated.
As an ordinary person without a lot of resources, chasing these content bandits takes hours and hours of my time. I am tempted to close my Hubpages account and give up, but my content will still be out there, in stolen form, which isn't fair. Can't Hubpages use their resources to put a corporate face to DMCA takedown requests, and help us?
by Beth Eaglescliffe 2 months ago
This is a message for Team HubPages.I'm reporting a glitch I've found on my Copied Articles page. The delete button in the attached screenshot doesn't work. i.e. I cannot delete this entry.
by Suzanne Day 5 years ago
Hi everyone, I have recently begun working on checking and removing copied content from my hubs on the web. I am doing a rather in depth analysis, so thought I'd share what I am doing with you, so you can try it too, if you want to.I have a few steps to find the stolen content:1. Use Copyscape. Pay...
by Eugene Brennan 4 years ago
I just filed a DMCA copyright infringement notice with Google against this site after finding a large chunk of my hub copied on an article. I notice another article on the site has content lifted from Ezinearticles dot com.BTW, Drone Forever is one word in the URL.
by Susette Horspool 16 months ago
I have four hubs that show up as copied. 1) The first one is listed twice, but I dealt with it a long time ago and that page no longer exists. On the first listing there's a delete button, but it doesn't do anything when I click it. I'd like to have that entire listing taken off, if possible.2) The...
by Doneta Wrate 6 weeks ago
How do you find out if your articles have been stolen?
by Nathan Bernardo 4 years ago
Google has introduced The Scraper Report. It allows you to easily report copied content that is outranking the original. Check it out: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Pw1KVO … Y/viewform
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