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?
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.
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.
Re. #1 and 4, please read through this thread in its entirety:
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.
You seek contact information from their WHOIS information, approach their email or web host (most email hosted respond to "email@example.com". be sure to send a legally valid takedown notice linkign the the exact site and asserting ownership of the content.
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.
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?
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.
Interesting! Any other tools that you know?
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:
Ryankett wrote a good hub about this:
Hope it helps!
Nice hub. I just checked a couple of my hubs and this works really well. Thank you shazwellyn!
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