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Attention all Indian Hubbers: Important!

  1. sabrebIade profile image47
    sabrebIadeposted 7 years ago

    I don't know if this is the best place to post this or not, but here it is...

    There is a site, http://www.nainlove.com/ that is copying all the Indian, Hindi, Bollywood Hubs here and reposting them.

    I contacted HP about this, and they said
    "I wasn't able to find a Contact link on that website, so I suggest you file a separate DMCA complaint with Google for each instance of copying:"

    So if you wanna get these articles taken down, I would suggest filing a DMCA

    http://www.google.com/adsense_dmca.html

    HP also told me the best bet was to file a separate complaint for each copied incident, which with me alone is somewhere around 40 Hubs.
    But they said that gets more notice.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No offense - but - most of these types of hubs stole these photos in the first place and do not own the copyright.

      How are you going to file a complaint if you do not own the copyright?

      1. profile image0
        kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Mark

        OMG don't take my picture, I'm not ready yet, I swear I am filing a complaint, or do a Hub on just me, geez!

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          OK. I won't take your picture. wink

          I am genuinely interested though. Seeing as none of the people that post these photos own the copyright - how can they file a DMCA complaint?

          1. Daniel Carter profile image79
            Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            lol
            Painting yourself into a corner:
            FAIL.

            Watching them do it:
            PRICELESS

      2. relache profile image90
        relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        This is a good point.

      3. waynet profile image79
        waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ha...easily sorted!

      4. darkside profile image82
        darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It would kind of be like reporting to the police that your drugs have been stolen.

        1. sabrebIade profile image47
          sabrebIadeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Well as I said, last week Bluehost evidently made them pull the posts.
          This week however, they are dragging their feet, as in "we have to wait till Monday or Tuesday to review it" etc. 
          I sent the info to the HP team as well, so maybe they can hurry them along.

    2. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm on it, dont have these hubs, but important this stops, and sorry but I think they are ridiculous anyways.  Photos, no captions with then, barely any copy, for what?  These types of hubs I dont  even look at, if I do, I scroooooooool down, sigh.

  2. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    The site locked up my computer and changed FF with additional tabs.  Had to restart computer, then shut down FF and reload it as it was still trying to go to the site.

  3. sabrebIade profile image47
    sabrebIadeposted 7 years ago

    I didn't have any problem.
    Do you have anti-virus firewall etc?

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I use Norton

  4. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Thank you Sabreblade, but I have no hubs with regards to your post. smile Hope you are well. It was nice to see you about the forums. smile

  5. sabrebIade profile image47
    sabrebIadeposted 7 years ago

    Part of the reason I posted this is that HP doesn't need to get a rep as "easy pickins".
    "Hey, we stole all their Bollywood Hubs and they did nothing, let's do more sites with Tech, autos, photography etc and steal all those articles too!"
    Kind of a "line in the sand".

  6. sunforged profile image76
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Copy karma

  7. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    The site is hosted on Blue Host, that is were the domain nameservers point.

    Contact them on the blue host contact forms bluehost.com/

    1. sabrebIade profile image47
      sabrebIadeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thisisoli, you are great.

      I did call them and BlueHost confirmed they hosted the site and said they would co-operate.
      Thank you so much for your help.

      I also forwarded the info to the HP team so they would know who to contact.

      BTW, I did notice that the site is branching out now and is coping other HP Hubs besides the evidently lowly Bollywood Hubs, like I figured they would.

      Again, thank you for your help.

      1. sunforged profile image76
        sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well done!

      2. thisisoli profile image72
        thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Tell them that the site not only hosts illegally cpied content, but that it also is hosting malware.

  8. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    Contacting the host as mentioned above is always the best bet. I had a very old picture I had copied way back when I was just starting my sites.

    I got a DMCA notice AND they contacted my host, who in turn contacted me to take it down. Scared the hell out of me!

    Nobody want's their host to shut down their site. So contacting the host is always the best bet. smile

  9. sabrebIade profile image47
    sabrebIadeposted 7 years ago

    It looks like all of the Hubs copied on that site have been removed (the site is still up though).
    Thanks again thisisoli, you are indeed the Man.

    But in just doing a few checks, I am seeing a lot of copied Hubs out there.
    I know HP can't get everyone out there, so I think the Hubbers themselves are going to have to be increasingly vigilant.
    I myself am going to file DMCAs, contact hosts and contact any Hubber whose work I see copied. 

    BTW, I saw some copied Hubs that outranked the originals in Google search.
    Does that mean the duplicate content thing is bogus?

    1. sunforged profile image76
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You have to take in account a possible fresh content bonus.

      Duplicate content "penalties" are per domain - so anything that you may be referring to otherwise, is indeed bogus

    2. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It may mean that the Hubber copied the work.

      For the most part nowadays I only occasionally rip through sites which copy my work.  I also keep a close eye for my work appearing on other article directories (Since when this happens it can be duplicated witin days across thousands of websites)

      For the most part now I only really crack down on sites which have copied my work and are actively ranking against me for keywords.  I used to spend a lot of time fighting every website that copied my work, but only appeared when I searched for large blocks of exact text.

      I also use copyscape to find articles which have taken my work and placed it through an article spinner.  The good thing about DMCA and international copyright laws is that they protect you from theft of work AND modification of work.

  10. sabrebIade profile image47
    sabrebIadeposted 7 years ago

    http://www.nainlove.com/ is back at it again.
    New site (http://www.fashion4yngs.com/), and reused all the Hubs again.
    BUT, he used the same host as last time.
    So (thanks to Oli), I just gave them a call and sent another email, this time they had me send it to Legal instead of Abuse.
    I also alerted the HP team via e-mail and gave them the contact info.

    1. sofs profile image85
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      any update on this yet!

      1. waynet profile image79
        waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If the hubpages in question are all original content then it would have been swiftly taken down....the reason why they are dragging in time is it's not a high enough priority to deal with copied content in large amounts.

        1. sabrebIade profile image47
          sabrebIadeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Both Hub Pages and Bluehost have told me to file DMCAs on everything.

          It's funny that last week it was all taken down in 24 hours, and this week it's all up to me to file DMCAs on all the pages I see copied.

          1. thisisoli profile image72
            thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            File a DMCA AND send them an email entitled cease and desist.  A cease and desist needs to show your original content, where it has been placed, and you need to threaten a legal action for stolen work.

            Value your work at $20 per 100 words, state loss of earnings based on traffic at around $10 per thousand and make sure that you state that unless the content is pulled immediately you will be seeking compensation for the illegal content they are hosting.

            Here is what you need to know

            DMCA - is easy to do, the person who stole the content also has a right to respond though.

            Cease and Desist - if the host believes they have sufficient evidence they can proceed with the removal of the content without authorization from the person who stole your work. You just have to be more thorough, get an email from hubpages confirming your publishing date, screenshot your stats page, and make sure there is no doubt left that the work is yours.

            If your work is appearing on several sites in a few days though, copy a block of text and search for it in Google (make sure you encase it in "'s).  It may have been stolen and posted on an article directory.

          2. Mark Knowles profile image60
            Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I suspect they discovered that you do not own the copyright. Not sure why Oli is giving you this advice. You cannot file a DMCA complaint if you are not the copyright holder.

            Not rocket science. wink

            1. BDazzler profile image82
              BDazzlerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              It is ironic that those who are less than diligent about violating others' intellectual property are worried about their own.

              It reminds me of a favorite line from The Princess Bride ... "You're trying to kidnap what I've rightfully stolen."

  11. sabrebIade profile image47
    sabrebIadeposted 7 years ago

    Thanks Oli.
    You always have great ideas!

    1. sofs profile image85
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Did it work??

 
working