copied articles, earning down

  1. prokidwriter profile image96
    prokidwriterposted 6 weeks ago

    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?

 
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