Copied hubs

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  1. BundleBoy profile image79
    BundleBoyposted 8 years ago

    Dear Hubbers,
    Of late several (20%) of my most popular hubs have been copied on external sites. I need your advice on a few things.

    1. Anyone experiencing plagiarism?
    2. Have anyone of your hubs been copied?
    3. Approximately how much revenue have you lost because of this?
    4. How are you dealing with this?

    Please help.

    1. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      1. Yes
      2. A handful
      3. Very little because of #4
      4. I've taken the time to educate myself about copyrights and DMCA procedures, and file appropriate notice of infringements and  takedown notices.  Just because HubPages can't find a page on a site listing DMCA procedures doesn't mean those procedures and a process to follow doesn't exist.

      1. BundleBoy profile image79
        BundleBoyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks relache. Will find out how to contact them and stop losing revenue.
        smile

    2. viryabo profile image87
      viryaboposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Several of mine too.

    3. brakel2 profile image78
      brakel2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How did you discover that they were copied? I forget how you do that, and I would like to know. I am sorry that it happened to you, and I hope that you get it resolved.

      1. BundleBoy profile image79
        BundleBoyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        brakel2,
        Click on "My Account" link, right beside each hub there will be a red ©, if your hubs are copied.

  2. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    Re. #1 and 4, please read through this thread in its entirety:

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/49212

    1. BundleBoy profile image79
      BundleBoyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Website Examiner, Thanks for that.  The site that has copied my content does not have a contact form or email id so I cannot contact the site owner. Here is the message from hubpages when I click on file link

      "Unfortunately, we do not yet have DMCA information stored for <website name>. If you are able to locate a DMCA instructions URL or an email contact for that site please let us know, we will add them to our database."

      How do you deal with this? Any tools to track this? More inputs please.

      1. profile image0
        Website Examinerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        If they have Adsense, you can file a DMCA with Google.

        Also, you may be able find out who is hosting the site, then file with them.

        1. BundleBoy profile image79
          BundleBoyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you. I will do that.

  3. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 8 years ago

    You seek contact information from their WHOIS information, approach their email or web host (most email hosted respond to "abuse@emailhost.com".  be sure to send a legally valid takedown notice linkign the the exact site and asserting ownership of the content.

    1. BundleBoy profile image79
      BundleBoyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      psycheskinner,
      Oh wow thanks, good idea. First time I am hearing this advice.

  4. jiberish profile image71
    jiberishposted 8 years ago

    Guess I should have read this before contacting Hubpages.  It's a shame that a lot of us work hard to put out quality hubs, and others copy it and get the credit, then we have to do the running around and wasting time searching to get it resolved.

    1. BundleBoy profile image79
      BundleBoyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You must be a mind reader, exactly my thought.
      smile

      I guess we have to fight the fight to protect our content.

  5. Daniel Carter profile image75
    Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago

    The needle in the haystack (DMCA or contact info) is still there, regardless of how much hay there is. Persistence gets the job done.

    I was hacked and my friends were subject to extortion as a result. Three hours of layers to find the right link to report to IC3 unit (internet FBI) finally paid off.

    Keep going. So what if it's frustrating. Isn't it worth it to bring this around right?

    1. BundleBoy profile image79
      BundleBoyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Daniel, thank you. Will do.

  6. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    Brakel, the OP was notified via a notice on his hubs that duplicate content had been detected. This is a service HubPages provides, but there is no guarantee that will catch every incident of plagiarism. There are free online services available such as Copyscape and Google Alerts to those who want to check for plagiarism by themselves. You can even run snippets of your hubs, like one or two sentences, through a Google search and see what comes up.

    1. BundleBoy profile image79
      BundleBoyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Website Examiner,
      Interesting! Any other tools that you know?

      1. profile image0
        Website Examinerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I hear that Google Alerts is pretty effective - if you have the patience and remember keeping it up-to-date. Another convenient, automated service is the paid version of Copyscape, which I have described in this hub:

        http://hubpages.com/hub/Proactive-Copyright-Protection

  7. shazwellyn profile image66
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    Ryankett wrote a good hub about this:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Deal-With-Plagiarism

    Hope it helps!

    1. PierrePierre profile image60
      PierrePierreposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nice hub. I just checked a couple of my hubs and this works really well. Thank you shazwellyn!

 
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