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 Doc Wordinger 5 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 First two items on the agenda involved finishing an unpublished hub and responding to comments.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 Rochelle Frank 12 months 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 KA Hanna 5 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...
by Mary McShane 4 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 ...
by Amber 5 years ago
So I just had my first article copied. I knew it would probably happen eventually, but though I was prepared for the inevitability, it still makes me very mad. Besides filling a DCMA, which I did immediately once I was informed, how do you guys deal with having an article copied?
by Lionrhod 3 years ago
So over the past few weeks I've been wanting to re-publish some of my old articles.Knowing that Google has a prob with duplicate pages I start looking up my articles on the web, and crud! My articles are ALL over the web. Some of them have 10-20 dupes.I suppose I should feel complimented!Meanwhile...
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