Does HubPages/Maven ever interfere on their authors' behalves?

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  1. Kyler J Falk profile image89
    Kyler J Falkposted 22 months ago

    I've been watching a site, to be specific, steal articles from HubPages authors consistently for the last month. HubPages leaves it to us to solve DMCA complaints, but do they ever interfere on EVERYONE'S behalf? I mean, we are all in support of the same community, our community, right?

    It would be awesome if we as authors could get some oomph to our punch from HP/Maven, because sites like could care less about a DMCA complaint, and our articles will continue to be stolen daily. Getting sucker-punched by a plagiarist on one front, and then slapped upside the head with a duplicate warning by my community overlords is pretty irritating.

    Is there nothing HP/Maven could do with the resources and knowledge available to them in favor of our community?

    1. Solaras profile image96
      Solarasposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      I believe if a site gets enough DMCA complaints, Google removes them from the SERPs. So if you see a site stealing, alert the community, and we can barrage Google, and make them tired of the offender. 

      I don't know that Maven has any special pull with Google, since their original concept/sales pitch was to make Google irrelevant.

  2. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
    PaulGoodman67posted 22 months ago

    We own our material on here individually. If copyright is breached, it's our individual copyright that is breached. I think HP/Maven is correct to not get involved, but instead make it easier for us to complain by providing some advice and tools.

    Generally speaking, I don't worry too much about stuff being stolen. Most of my best material has been copied multiple times. As long as my stuff holds its position and the copied material languishes on page 23 of Google, I don't really care. I have used DMCA's, but don't unless I think it's absolutely necessary.

    1. Kyler J Falk profile image89
      Kyler J Falkposted 22 months agoin reply to this


      1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
        Matt Wellsposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        If someone has copied your content you can file a DMCA complaint. If the site that copied your content does not respond you can file a DMCA complaint with Google to have it removed from search results. Please visit the FAQ for more information. If your content is unpublished for duplicate content it means your content was previously published elsewhere before it was published on HubPages.

        1. Kyler J Falk profile image89
          Kyler J Falkposted 22 months agoin reply to this

          Our completely original, off-the-cuff articles were previously published elsewhere before they were published on HubPages? That's nonsense, and you know it is nonsense, Matt; Paul, and other authors have discussed this happening to them in previous threads as well regardless of what he says now. The team already reviewed my personal content that was plagiarized, perhaps it was even you, and saw I had the original publish date and someone spun my article to the tune of 100k+ views in a week, but still I was unpublished over duplicate content.

          As beside the point as your response was, could you answer the original concern? Does HubPages/Maven ever get involved on behalf of their authors, or is there no criteria that could ever be filled to get HP/Maven involved?

          1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
            Matt Wellsposted 22 months agoin reply to this

            You own the content you publish to HubPages, it is up to you to file the DMCA complaint. HubPages will not file a DMCA complaint on your behalf.

            1. Kyler J Falk profile image89
              Kyler J Falkposted 22 months agoin reply to this

              This has been expressed multiple times, and is abundantly clear. I'm asking if HP/Maven have a criterion/criteria for adding some oomph to our punch? By legal definition, any author could give HP/Maven the power to act on their behalf. It's a, "yes [insert scenario for example]," or, "no," question my dear overlord.

              An individual communicating with a company is much less powerful than an entire entity, that would be me speaking to Google or a site stealing content, for an example of where I'm coming from with my question. My understanding is that we as authors have a symbiotic relationship with HP/Maven.

              1. OldRoses profile image94
                OldRosesposted 22 months agoin reply to this

                Sorry, but you need to study the laws governing content on the internet more closely.  An individual copyright owner has the same power as a company.  Violation of a copyright is a legal matter with serious legal consequences whether that copyright is held by an individual or a company.

  3. dieudonnenkundimana2021 profile image78
    dieudonnenkundimana2021posted 17 months ago

    I think that  Hubpages administration is supposed to handle that problem.


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