I would love to see a restriction which doesn't allow visitors the option of stealing the content or images here on Hubpages.
If the option to highlight text or right click on images was disabled, could it stop or slow down the chance of content from being stolen on here.
What I have been told is that the right-click disabling is annoying to many readers and that those who want to steal content will find a way around it unfortunately.
Disabling the right-click is ineffective as this is not how content is copied en masse. Content is scraped with bots and posted to auto-blogs. It is not a manual right-click, copy and paste operation.
Even if the right-click was disabled, you would only need to view the 'page source' to be able to copy everything.
There have been many discussions about this in the past and, as Alexadry said, it is frustrating for genuine readers who may only wish to copy a quote, or part of the article for their own personal use.
I wasn't aware that it was that high tech. They really are lazy. It's a pity that it's so easy for them to copy content. Something has to be developed to stop then doing this in the future.
It's very disappointing. I too hope one day something comes up to fight this, like perhaps a Google warning upon publishing anything telling those trying to plagiarize that their content cannot be submitted to search engines because it's duplicate. Google may never do this, but at least I hope one company will step up one day to offer something like that. Maybe, I am just dreaming...but I would even pay for such a service.
A website in Russia has copied my articles and created a whole website based on my content and pictures and I have been unsuccessful in taking the content down. Next, I am planning to pay a company to track the hosting company down, yet even with that, there are no guarantees I will succeed.
by Joween Flores 5 years ago
by Nell Rose 7 years ago
I am not sure how you do it, but I remember reading somewhere that you can disable right click on your articles to stop them being plagiarised by copy and paste, do you think its a good idea? Or do you believe that 'they' are stealing them in a different way? another thing, maybe if when we publish...
by LindaSmith1 4 years ago
I decided to see how easy it was to prevent content from being copied. I did a quick search and found sites with codes to copy and paste onto your site. It took me 15 minutes to do one of my sites. Now neither my content or photos can be copied. I am not computer saavy, so...
by Sabrina Yuquan Chen (陈玉泉) 8 years ago
First, a pure personal discouraging finding: just confirmed the traffic has absolutely dropped: within the past 24 hours, I had 31 hubs with 0 visits, about 20 with 1, a handful with 3, then the rest is 4 to somewhere around 10, and 4 of my beyblade hubs have accounted for 200 visits, seems to be...
by Paul Edmondson 4 years ago
We've heard several concerns about Hubs getting copied and losing traffic and we know how frustrating this is for the author. Google tries to identify the original content creator and show that in the search results. If you have a copied Hub that is getting outranked in the search...
by CMHypno 8 years ago
I flagged two new hubs that I saw in my feed this morning for copied content, and each of them had been published in at least four other locations?Surely, there is a better automatic filter that HP could use to help stop such blatant spamming of the internet - it's not even as if these article were...
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