I'm wondering if my best articles that are being copied can still be claimed as copied if the editors are making drastic changes to it.
It really isn't the same article that the thieves took so filing a DMCA may be useless.
BTW,most of my articles are on private blogger or websites without Google ads.
My requests have not helped at all.
Something similar happened to me very recently. One of my hubs had been copied on Blogger and I got it taken down. It then reappeared in a 'spun' format, soon afterwards. I did a sentence-by-sentence comparison of the first paragraph and emphasised the point that the article had been spun.
Google had the article removed within a matter of days.
Have you checked to see if the copied article is indexed? If so, I personally would file a report to get it removed from Google search first and then file to the web host.
Good luck with this.
I have a set routine which has been quite successful over the years:
Polite email direct to contact if possible.
Email with warning.
Email to webhost via whois.
Persist, do all you can.
You have more patience than me, Chef. I go straight to the host with a DMCA. I've only had a couple of failures on Chinese and Russian sites where they've mixed it up with gobbledegook. I don't care about those as no-one's ever going to find them via Google.
File with the webhost that hosts the website stealing your blogs and explain to them in the email that these articles are heavily edited to steal your content, but it's still your content.
I must not of explained my question correctly. I was referring to the Hubpage editors changing some of my articles and then being notified that the originals were copied.
If you know the original url then you can use the Wayback Machine as proof your articles was the first published. I have done this a few times and they have always sided with me. You can likely even find the article in question by putting your hubpage profile url into the wayback website.
by Eugene Brennan 4 years ago
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by Suzanne Day 5 years ago
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by rebekahELLE 9 years ago
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by Geri McClymont 15 months ago
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by Susette Horspool 19 months ago
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by Beth Eaglescliffe 5 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.
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