Stolen articles

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  1. centfie profile image92
    centfieposted 13 months ago

    My articles are being "copied by someone else" right, left and center, and the system to report or ask them to take down or attribute appropriately is not so clear.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Report this to team@hubpages and ask for they help in how to go for DMCA action.

    2. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, annoying and frustrating but all part of the writing business online. In my experience the best way to approach plagiarism/stealing/cheating is to file a DMCA form with Google.
      https://support.google.com/legal/answer … 3&rd=1

      Some people send emails direct to the website contact asking or demanding for the copied material to be taken down, some find the domain owner on whois.com and email them.
      Good luck!

      1. centfie profile image92
        centfieposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Much appreciated

    3. bravewarrior profile image90
      bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Go into your copied article(s) by way of Author View. At the top you'll see a box that gives you the steps and verbiage to use in order to file a DMCA report. HP is very supportive in helping authors' attempts to get duplicate content taken down.

    4. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Send a link to your article to team@hubpages.com. I will add the DMCA information to our database so you can easily file a DMCA complaint through your article.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Article copy cats are not easily deterred by DMCA. They seems to be a weakness in the dmca process. That encourages much  plagiarism theft.                                               No single week has pass that you cannot heard about incident of a copy theft. It is becoming frequently common. I am in bed now. Goodnight everyone.

        1. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
          PaulGoodman67posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          I don't think it's necessarily becoming more common. I think it's been endemic for years.

          The DMCA process and reporting procedures are often not effective like you say. But what more HP can do, I don't know. The multinational nature of the internet often seems like both a strength and a weakness.

          Some people have software set up to plagiarize entire websites en masse it seems. It's a mini-industry. The only good thing is that Google is generally able to work out which version was posted first, and therefore which is the original. Most of the plagiarized work therefore gets shoved way down the search engine rankings.

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
            Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Thank you.

          2. centfie profile image92
            centfieposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Paul Goodman, I feel comforted by your words. Thanks.

      2. centfie profile image92
        centfieposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Matt, I have tried that, but some people do not respect this.

        1. centfie profile image92
          centfieposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Thank you, I will send you the links, Matt

        2. Miebakagh57 profile image69
          Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Wondering then?

          1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
            Matt Wellsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            If the website does not respond to your DMCA complaint you should file one with Google to get it removed from search results. Please visit the FAQ for information: https://hubpages.com/faq/#copiedhub

    5. Teodora Gheorghe profile image92
      Teodora Gheorgheposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I totally understand how you feel and I hope that the problem was fixed in the meantime. I went through a similar thing a couple of months ago, but not with one of my HP articles. An Indian site stole one of my texts and shamelessly used it to describe one of their services. In my case, persuasion worked even though I had to wait for about 2 weeks before my angry yet fairly polite emails determined the thieves to take it down. They even apologized. smile) So if the law does not help, your words might do the trick. Sometimes being a writer who is good with words can prove very helpful, but I would not recommend it as a "general rule".

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 13 months ago

    I can relate. A site called "StrangeIndia dot com" has stolen one of my album reviews (Lord only knows why) from HP and has ignored repeated requests to take it down.

    So now I leave a comment on it on their site every week or so, asking "So when are you going to remove my copied content that has been published here without my permisson?"  -- and as time has gone on, I've become less polite and more foul mouthed about it.

    The comments are never visible on the site, of course, but I imagine somebody must be reading them in order to reject them, which keeps me entertained.

    1. Ben716 profile image88
      Ben716posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Have you tried reaching out to the site's hosting company? Several mine had been stolen. When I reached to the sites' owners with a polite request to take down the articles they stole, and they didn't reply or bother to do so, I would reach out to their hosting site. And it worked.

      1. FatFreddysCat profile image96
        FatFreddysCatposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Yea, I did that a day or two ago. Still waiting for a response.

      2. FatFreddysCat profile image96
        FatFreddysCatposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Well that was easy. Hosting company got back to me, sez the content has been removed, bada-bing.

        Lesson learned: don't waste time playing nice with the thieves, go straight for the jugular. big_smile

        1. bravewarrior profile image90
          bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Congrats on your victory!

        2. Ben716 profile image88
          Ben716posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Good to hear that. They're the easiest route than the content thieves who are experts in ignoring requests and threats.

          1. Glenn Stok profile image97
            Glenn Stokposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            That’s right. I never waste time contacting the thieves. I find it to be much more successful sending a properly written takedown notice direct to the hosting company. You can easily find the host with this tool:

            https://digital.com/best-web-hosting/who-is/

            1. Ben716 profile image88
              Ben716posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Thanks, I'll add it to my list

        3. centfie profile image92
          centfieposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Now I know, thanks.

  3. Rada4Health profile image88
    Rada4Healthposted 13 months ago

    Thank you all for invaluable information about how to fight plagiarism.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      You're welcome.

 
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