Copyright Infringement

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  1. yvens profile image61
    yvensposted 8 years ago

    My article was stolen and posted in a blog where there is no means to contact the blogger.  The worst part of it all is that the blogger did not even remove my name/link t hub pages,  Can someone help me, what can I do?

    1. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You contact their ISP.  If they are running Adsense, contact Google, too.  There are dozens of pages that explain the details; Google for "DMCA violation".

      I had a little snot nosed wiseass write back to me and tell me there was nothing I could do and that he would steal more of my pages. His ISP and Google explained reality to him and a few days later I got a whimpering apology.

      1. yvens profile image61
        yvensposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Pcunix, I will contact Google; in the mean time here is the site if you wish to see if any of your articles are there.
        Thanks again!

      2. lrohner profile image80
        lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOL! I had a similar situation where a woman in South Africa had stolen almost the entire website of a client of mine. When I made original contact with her, she told me: "You don't own the Internet." A copyright lawyer helped her to find God though. smile

    2. profile image0
      klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How did you find out about this?

      1. yvens profile image61
        yvensposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I googled my name and my articles.

  2. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I don't know which of these slime balls is worse - the ones that out-and-out do copyright infringement, or the ones who figure out how to steal (and sort-of steal) by staying just this side of the copyright-infringement laws.  Apparently, being someone who can't write/think up his own stuff is no reason to be embarrassed for these creeps; but - hey - if you can't do something you can always try to earn money doing it by stealing from other people.  mad   (As anyone can tell, I'm about a hair's breadth away from closing up shop on the Internet.  Unlike those people who can't earn money any way other than stealing, I can find another way to earn.)

    On a less negative note, to the OP, Google shuts down violators as long as it's something with their ads on it.  Then again, (back to "negative")as we "speak" there's a blog with my stuff copied and pasted in another country, without Google ads on it, but selling stuff "independently".

    yvens, maybe I'm misunderstanding your post, but is there any chance the blogger did the thing where a big chunk of your article is posted, with the rest of it to be found through a link to you/your article (in this care, on HubPages)?  Sometimes stuff can look stolen because whole, big, blurbs, are posted (as opposed to a few lines and the link).

    1. yvens profile image61
      yvensposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It really gets to me knowing that someone in asia has stolen my article and posted it as if I was asking them for help and they have answered with MY article.  There are pages of stolen articles in this site   I recommend that everyone should check to see if their articles are there as well.
      They have taken the whole article not just a chunk of it; and there's no adsense.
      Thanks for your thoughts, I really appreciate it.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    A few writers at Suite101had a run in with some kid who tried to argue that posting full articles was covered under fair use. He would not take the truth. I'm sure Wordpress will explain it to him. Some people think they know it all.

    1. yvens profile image61
      yvensposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you all who came to my aid !
      After contacting the webmaster on 2 occasions I'm happy to announce that the blog has been shut down; there were hundreds of stolen articles in the blog, not one original piece from the owner.
      I also mentioned to the owner that I would be happy to ghost write for them "for a substantial price of course".

      Once again thank you all, it's really reassuring to know that one can count on a decent community.


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