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  1. 07Angel01 profile image66
    07Angel01posted 8 years ago

    Hi!  I just spent A LOT of time publishing a hub called "Cancer: The Zodiac Sign".  I went to my account, and underneath the hub title it says "duplicate"!  I didn't write word for word from another source, so I am really frustrated by this!  Should I delete  the hub???  I would really appreciate your help!!! Thank you so much.  wink

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Google some of the text and find out who has copied it, then send them a DMCA notice or a cease and Desist email askign them to remove the content.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You didn't write word for word from another source, but changing a few words here and there isn't original writing.  Delete the Hub or write something of your own.

      1. thisisoli profile image71
        thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Can I jsut clarify here, did you alter content from another source, or did you write an article from scratch?

        Just altering an article can still hold you liable for a DMCA complaint from an original author, and in these cases they can get you for both unauthorised publishing of creative works an unauthorised alteration of creative works.

  2. 07Angel01 profile image66
    07Angel01posted 8 years ago

    Thank you for the info.  Is it against me if I don't delete the hub?  Should I delete it?

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      Website Examinerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If you have not infringed upon copyright, you can keep your hub published. The score may go down, but it should not harm you otherwise. You could ask HubPages to review your hub.

      1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
        Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Do this.

    2. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Keep it, and make sure the site that copied your work takes the copyright violation down!

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    askpowersposted 8 years ago

    I had the same problem, but i changed the content a bit and it was ok with me. Actually 15% of copied content is allowed, more is prohibited, sometimes what we write maybe matches with any other resource on internet, so its really frustrating at that time. better to make a minor changes in your current hub instead of publishing in same condition, otherwise your score will gradually fell down and that will really hurt

  4. TerryGl profile image60
    TerryGlposted 8 years ago

    Whenever you write anything for the net you should always put your text through a plagiarism checker just to make sure your phrases are not duplicate.

    I use http://www.articlechecker.com as this free online tool returns all the information you need.

    I put your text in the tool and it returned a negative result.

    1. Pamela Kinnaird W profile image86
      Pamela Kinnaird Wposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is a great sounding tool.  Thank you for sharing this information.

  5. lrohner profile image78
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    I just Googled several sentences from throughout your hub. It's not really original content--it looks like you simply paraphrased text from other sites. In and of itself that's not horrible, but from what I saw, you only changed one or maybe two words in each sentence you lifted. That is copyright violation.

    I would just go back to your hub and say the same things using your own original words.

    1. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.  Text should never be copied, read and then retype using entirely your own words.


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