When you look at your list of published articles in your account, you may see a small red copyright symbol next to some titles. If you see this symbol, it means that your content may have been stolen. Then, you can go to the menu item “copied articles” and see a list of URLs that may be infringing on your copyright. There is a button there that says “File DMCA” or similar, click on it and see a template take down request that you can file.
Take a fragment of text from your article, enclose it in quotes and Google it. However a plagiarist may only have copied part of your article, so this doesn't always work, meaning you need to search for strings from different sections of the article.
You can also use copyscape dot com. Without paying for a subscription, you can check 5 URLs per day (or is it per month?) free for plagiarism.
I have been thinking about checking for stolen hubs. But I was reading on a forum that it can take a lot of time, time away from writting new stuff. I don't have a lot of time. I would rather spend my time writting new stuff. Some say for that reason they gave up worrying about it. That is what I am thinking about doing for now.
by Rochelle Frank 2 years ago
Yep, it was. I looked up the owner of the blog and sent the suggested dmca info to them , no response.I delved further and found out it was on aTumblr site. I looked around and found a contact that deals with copyright issues. Sent the information. They replied promptly, asked a question or two and...
by Doc Wordinger 6 years ago
After more than a year without publishing any hubs, I've decide to start publishing again. First two items on the agenda involved finishing an unpublished hub and responding to comments. Then I decided to investigate whether any of my hubs have been plagiarized and copied elsewhere during my...
by Larry Slawson 13 months ago
Hey everyone. I don't know what it is, but I've experienced a substantial increase in the number of articles that have been copied/stolen from me the last few months. Anybody else experiencing this as well? The latest thief is from Nigeria and refuses to remove my article from his blog...
by Rupert Taylor 3 years ago
HP tells me my article Guns for Children has been stolen by a website called Brutalist Press. The offending website says it is "copied" by someone called Helga Dagmar. HP offers advice on what to do but most of it is quite beyond my technology skills, and some of the links admin offers go...
by carolynkaye 7 weeks ago
Has anyone else have been having problems with their hubs being stolen and turned into books on Amazon and other book retailers? I dealt with this much of last year and just came across two more today. The thieves doing this usually use the same or similar article title or keywords and then add a...
by Mary McShane 6 years ago
If you have noticed your traffic decreasing lately on some of your hubs, this Facebook page is copying content from several hubbers and publishing it on their FB page. The Facebook page is called OHealth atwww .facebook .com /pages ...
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