I found my hub posted at another site.

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  1. Arthur Fontes profile image82
    Arthur Fontesposted 11 years ago

    I have found a site map and emailed the two email accts in the site map.  Before filing a DMCA is there anyone else I could notify?

    I do not want to give the guy a backlink.  I found it when I googled the title of my hub:  Why Parents And Kids Should Join A Martial Arts Class Together

    The offending site pulled up on top of google where my article used to reside.

    Any advice?

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 11 years ago

    You might suggest that you can supply them a blurb and allow them to post a backlink. Explain that you were not contacted by them to give permission for re-publishing your article, but you might be happy to provide links to your articles on similar subjects.

    This might give you traffic. (I'm thinking of doing the same on some articles of mine that have been copied without permission.)

    If you think it needs a stronger approach you can mention the DMCA options.

  3. Marisa Wright profile image90
    Marisa Wrightposted 11 years ago

    I agree with Rochelle - if they're on top of Google right now, that would be a good link to have.  If you can get them to post a few lines and a link to your Hub, that's far more valuable than getting it deleted altogether.

    That's the tack I always try first, assuming the site looks reputable.  If not, I don't send them an ordinary email - I find it's best to jump straight in and send them a formal-sounding DMCA notice right off the bat.

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 11 years ago

    I appreciate your validation, Marissa, because you know your stuff.

    In my case, it was not a real high ranking niche-- but they have brought some attention to it. I think it might get me a bit more attention for some other articles that are not broad general interest-- but do have quite a few followers on this particular site. It was a big school district site.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I wish, Rochelle!   I've still got a whole lot to learn - I'm hoping the 60 day challenge will help.

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 11 years ago

    I hope so too-- I expect to see you at a score of 120, very soon.

  6. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 11 years ago

    has the site copied your work in the entirity.

    It is a pretty long tail keyword, so it being at the top of Google is not eally a major thing.

    I would definately send them an email regarding the copyright infringement, and file a DMCA if they do not comply!

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image82
      Arthur Fontesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The article is copied in its entirety as is all the content on the site.

      They are selling a $45.00 Martial arts training video.

      I could not believe that they did not even list me as the author.

      ps; thanks everyone for the advice.

  7. Super Chef profile image61
    Super Chefposted 11 years ago

    Just Looked at the site and it doesn't look up to much but I would definately report them to the DMCA if they refuse to give you any proper response or justification for stealing your content.

  8. Peter Hoggan profile image69
    Peter Hogganposted 11 years ago

    I would ask them to remove the copied content, you could easily get a few links yourself and get on to the front page. My thinking is that the site sounds pretty spammy given that they have stolen content from you, so what about the rest of the content on the site? Is it original or plagiarized as well? I don’t know if this is the type of site that you should be looking to get links from.

    I haven’t checked but Oli suggests its a long tail keyword so it shouldn’t take much work to get your hub to rank once the copy has been removed.

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image82
      Arthur Fontesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I have contacted Clickbank which I noticed on the order form.  They emailed me today to tell me they were demanding my content be taken from the site.

      Everything on the site was copied, I contacted several of the webmasters who had their content stolen and made them aware of the situation.

      1. Jeff Berndt profile image85
        Jeff Berndtposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Good for you! It's important to enforce your own copyright, because if you don't, over time your non-objection can be interpreted as tacit permission. I'm glad you caught these guys. It's a good lesson for us all.

        Every now and then we should google our own hub titles and see if anyone else is benefiting from our work without permission.

        1. Living In Paris profile image61
          Living In Parisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Not a bad idea.

      2. Peter Hoggan profile image69
        Peter Hogganposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Great result, keep an eye on it, just to make sure the content is removed.

  9. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 11 years ago

    it's so frustrating to find an article copied on another site
    i found some of mine elsewhere and one time I found my article title listed as a reference to a product that i don't endorse and had nothing to do with the product.
    Why can't Google or the powers that be, get some software in place that requires the user to get the original writers permission before posting. maybe not allow it to copy/cut and paste ...without it?
    i know this sounds naive but can't that be accomplished?

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image82
      Arthur Fontesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I have been to sites where copy and paste does not work on their content.  I wish HP had a system like this.

      1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
        pauldeedsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        You can easily circumvent those by disabling javascript in your browser, among other methods.  Those systems will really only prevent copying by the technically unsophisticated, and those aren't the ones that are doing most of the copying.  They also impede a lot of legitimate uses.

        The best thing to do is file DMCA complaints against  those that has violated your copyright.  Don't waste time with anything else, just file the complaint.

        1. Arthur Fontes profile image82
          Arthur Fontesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you Paul for the clarification and the advice.


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