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  1. Eric Caunca profile image96
    Eric Cauncaposted 12 months ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/15720855.jpg
    I have seen the © mark today. How to see who stole and copied articles and how to report them to DMCA? This happens to me for the first time. Thank you.

    1. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Eric,

      I think you have to click "c" to see where it has been copied. You can report DMCA here:

      https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools … B&rd=1

  2. Eric Caunca profile image96
    Eric Cauncaposted 12 months ago

    Thank you, Misbah. It has been copied here.

    https://hubstatic.com/15720892.jpg

  3. Eric Caunca profile image96
    Eric Cauncaposted 12 months ago

    What does it mean? I can't understand. It seems similar to: “Where can we see an authorized example of the work?” but DMCA says the URL that I will put there should not be similar to what I've quoted.

    Location of infringing material: *

    Please provide the URL(s) of the allegedly infringing material that you are asking us to remove.

    If this notice concerns more than one copyrighted work, please input the URLs for the first work below. Then, click the 'Add a new group' link below to input infringing URLs related to another infringed work.

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Eric smile

      The location of the infringing material is the URL of the page that has stolen your article.

      The authorized example is the URL of your HP page.

      Ignore the last bit.

  4. Eric Caunca profile image96
    Eric Cauncaposted 12 months ago

    Thanks, Bev. smile

  5. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 12 months ago

    You can file a DMCA takedown request with Google, but that only de-indexes the page and it won't appear in search results. It will still turn up in a Bing search or searches produced by other search engines (Ask, Yahoo etc.) Ideally you need to get the page disabled by the hosting provider.
    So your next step is to find a website that checks which hosting provider hosts that website. Google "who hosts this" and you'll find several web checkers. Enter the URL of the page where your content is copied into the appropriate text box on the host checking website. The hosting company will be displayed. Let's say it's company XYZ. The easiest way to find out how you can report the copied content to hosting company XYZ, is to Google "abuse XYZ". The search results will allow you to find either a page where the appropriate email address is provided for reporting copyright infringement, or alternatively a page with a form for reporting abuse. If Cloudfare is reported as the hosting company, get back to us, because the process is a little more complicated.

    1. CYong74 profile image95
      CYong74posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Bing has a DMCA strike form too.

      https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/legal/i … fringement

      I always file both with Google and Bing, and I find the folks at Bing way easier to deal with.

      1. Eric Caunca profile image96
        Eric Cauncaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Hi. Thank you, Cyong74. smile

      2. eugbug profile image97
        eugbugposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, I find that Bing takes down pages much quicker than Google who sometimes leave pages in the queue for weeks before they get around to dealing with them.

  6. Ljubica Babic profile image79
    Ljubica Babicposted 12 months ago

    It’s foolish that people really post copied articles, such lack of character, I guess it tells more about them than anything else…

    1. Rupert Taylor profile image94
      Rupert Taylorposted 12 months ago

      The scoundrel behind DAWM has ripped several of us off, including myself. I tried to get my articles removed but ended up going round in circles so I just gave up. The user is hosted by a blogging platform that provides no way that I could find of registering a complaint. Frustrating

      1. Eric Caunca profile image96
        Eric Cauncaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Does DAWM affect the performance of your articles? Thanks. smile

    2. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 12 months ago

      Eric, Is it Dawn or Dawm?
      I am asking because when I google for Dawm. I get search results for Dawn. Can you please share the link with spaces? I believe, If it is Dawn it will definitely affect the performance of our articles.

      1. Eric Caunca profile image96
        Eric Cauncaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        https://daww m.blogsp ot. com/2021/06/red-white-red-flags.html?m=1

        1. Misbah786 profile image86
          Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          See this. Not just one there are more as well. Were you aware of these ones?



          https://hubstatic.com/15722315.png



          https://hubstatic.com/15722348.png

    3. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 12 months ago

      They have copied half of my profile. I just searched my name on that site and list of my articles appear there.

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      https://hubstatic.com/15722354.png


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      https://hubstatic.com/15722356.png



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      https://hubstatic.com/15722374.png

      There is a lot more. Something similar happened to me before as well that was also a blogspot site and upon filing the DMCA google removed the contents but it took approximately 3 months. Thank you for bringing this into notice.

    4. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 12 months ago

      It's good to file a DMCA but also try doing this.

      https://hubstatic.com/15722413.png


      https://hubstatic.com/15722414.png


      https://hubstatic.com/15722415.png

      Make a comment there. Notify them that we know they are stealing our work. Maybe, it will help. The time zone the site shows is 1 p.m. Somewhere from USA, I guess.

    5. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 12 months ago

      I just checked the site and a huge number of articles I have written on HubPages is there.

    6. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 12 months ago

      Let's leave our comment there. Notify them that we know they are stealing our work. Maybe, it will help and they'll feel shame. I believe, DMCA takes a lot of time

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, I left comments on about five of my articles…after that I kept getting an error message from Blogger that something went wrong. It is hard to file DMCAs for dozens of articles.

        1. Misbah786 profile image86
          Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          John, I think, try it after a few hours. May be it will work. I believe, if all of us will try doing it on that blog site they'll will be left with no choice and will have to remove our articles. You are right, It's hard to file so many DMCAs. I have made comment only on one of my articles there. I will do more tomorrow in the morning. I hope this will help. smile

    7. MariaMontgomery profile image92
      MariaMontgomeryposted 12 months ago

      On one of the ones who copied an article of mine, I found them on Twitter, and posted there about it, giving the name of the person, etc., and asked them to remove it. I got no reply, and it is still out there. I also put it on Facebook. Even public shaming didn't work.

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, Maria. Some people seem to have no conscience and just don't care.

      2. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Maria, I'm so sorry to hear that. I sincerely wish that copyright protection laws were more strict.

    8. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 12 months ago

      Ok, been through and left a comment on each of my copied articles saying they were stolen and copied there without permission, with a link back here. Who knows if that will have any effect. Let's hope.

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Hope keeps us alive smile

    9. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 12 months ago

      The funny thing is I don’t have the red copyrighted symbol next to any of my copied articles here on my accounts page (like Eric has.)

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Me too. Lol! I think it's good not to have it. If there was a red mark next to all or any of those articles. It'd have been incredibly painful. big_smile tongue

      2. Eric Caunca profile image96
        Eric Cauncaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        big_smile big_smile Only the flag article has red © on mine.

        1. Misbah786 profile image86
          Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Make that © red. Lol! My articles have been copied to a number of blogging sites multiple times, however I am grateful to HP for their kindness in not marking that symbol on my articles. They are aware that I am unable to tolerate that pain. Lol! big_smile

    10. Eric Caunca profile image96
      Eric Cauncaposted 12 months ago

      The scoundrel copies our articles the same day we published them. It seems that he/she waits for articles to be published and intends to copy them or possible he/she uses a bot to auto copy them.

    11. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 12 months ago

      Yes, they are a true scoundrel. I hope they are not a member here. If they copy them the same day we post it sounds like they must follow us and get notifications when we publish.

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        I also thought the same thing but found it too hard to say. But this could be true. I agree!

      2. Eric Caunca profile image96
        Eric Cauncaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        If they are a member here, I suspect they follow many authors, but they only have few followers. smile

        1. Jodah profile image90
          Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, I agree.

    12. Amara Hassan profile image88
      Amara Hassanposted 12 months ago

      I have also shamed that guy by commenting on my copied articles, lets see what happens, but some people are pure shameless breed.

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        +1

        1. CYong74 profile image95
          CYong74posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          That site seems to be full of trojans and pop-ups and malware, or redirects. My anti-virus went into overdrive. Would strongly suggest not visiting it and just reporting it.

          1. Misbah786 profile image86
            Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

            I believe there are a few pop-ups but no malware. We were trying to shame them with our comments. It's not easy to file so many DMCAs. sad

            1. CYong74 profile image95
              CYong74posted 12 months agoin reply to this

              Going to be blunt. I highly doubt shaming will have any effect, at all, on this person. This site has been stealing for quite a while.

              If you allowed the pop-ups to appear, you would have given the person some revenue, even if just cents.

              Best is to just file DMCAs in hope that blogspot removes it. All you need to do is just copy and paste the URLs, and a standard complaint. It wouldn’t take 5 minutes.

              1. Misbah786 profile image86
                Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

                Actually you are right, I guess. The owner of that site is displaying our comments with great pride. Lol! What more can I or anyone else here can expect.

                The real problem is not those 5 minutes the DMCA takes. They have copied more than 40 of my articles. I have to copy & paste my Original URLs and then the URLs from that blogspot. Even so, removal of the contents is never guaranteed. sad

                As Rupert previously stated, the DMCA did not help him on that site. This is so discouraging.

                1. CYong74 profile image95
                  CYong74posted 12 months agoin reply to this

                  It's not a lot of work at all. If you're using a laptop or desktop, it will not take you more than half an hour.

                  And even if it does, so what? Do you really want this thief to continue getting away?

                  I'll just highlight this too. DMCA requests are not handled by the same person, especially for larger sites/host/Google. Just because someone else wasn't successful doesn't mean you'd waste your time.

                  Enough complaints might even get an entire blog removed.

                  1. Misbah786 profile image86
                    Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

                    Will do it today smile Thanks for giving hope. I greatly appreciate your time and support. smile
                    Blessings to you as always!!

                    1. CYong74 profile image95
                      CYong74posted 12 months agoin reply to this

                      I wish you good luck. smile

    13. eugbug profile image97
      eugbugposted 12 months ago

      Shaming does work sometimes, especially on social media accounts if they have one. It also works on hosting providers social media accounts and gets their attention.

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        I've never attempted to do so on anyone's social media accounts. However, it is not working for us on that website. Instead, their homepage is filled with new and fresh articles by HP authors today and every day. That's a pain. sad

    14. Nell Rose profile image87
      Nell Roseposted 12 months ago

      I have at least 60 copied hubs. So I gave up years ago trying to take them down. Its a pain, but far too much work to do it.

      1. Shesabutterfly profile image94
        Shesabutterflyposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        I received 3 notices yesterday. I find the red c annoying, I wish we could check a box to confirm we know about it so it goes away. There are a few articles I've tried to get taken down and can't. I'm not wasting any more time on them, and don't need the reminder.

        I ususally find copyrights before HP anyway, if they find them at all. Of the 3 yesterday I had already filed a DMCA for one of them. I doubt anything will come of it though.

        I have wondered how HP scrolls articles. Most of the stuff I get notices for are random nonsense that contain mostly comments/Q&A with bits of the actual article or my name from foreign countries with no way to even file a DMCA anyway. I don't have rights to half that stuff. They never find my full articles that are on education sites being used by students/staff or worse being sold as files for papers or what have you. Those are the sites I actually want to know about. I found 2 just this week and they are generally really easy to get removed, because universities don't want that kind of material on their sites or being used by their students.

        Facebook posts which HP has never found either tend to be easy to get taken down as well. Other sites are simply too much work trying to find the host. I usually just stick with Google or leave it.

    15. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 12 months ago

      Congratulations everyone here.....
      The blog site has been removed. Hurray!! It worked!!! We did it!!!!


      https://hubstatic.com/15729421.png

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        I just noticed that as well. Great news. Yes, we did it!

    16. bravewarrior profile image90
      bravewarriorposted 12 months ago

      That's great news, guys! I was about to check the site to see if any of my work was posted there, but decided not to once I read CYong's comment regarding trojans and malware.

      Great work, warriors!

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you!!! I believe, there were no malware but yes, a few pop ups.  I am glad that the entire blog has been closed down. I wasn't expecting it so soon, though. Lol! big_smile

      2. Eric Caunca profile image96
        Eric Cauncaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        What anti-virus do you use?

        1. Misbah786 profile image86
          Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Norton and McAfee. I checked that site with 3 different devices from my iPad, my mobile, and my laptop but I didn't find any viruses there. Maybe it depends on the country you are residing in. roll

    17. Brenda Arledge profile image82
      Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months ago

      Great job getting this blog closed down.

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Yup! smile

    18. Eric Caunca profile image96
      Eric Cauncaposted 12 months ago

      Hi, Thanks.

      Can we ask DMCA to remove the account of that person who copied our articles or just the copied articles?

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        I believe we can just file DMCAs for the copied contents

     
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