This guy has stolen content over on articlebase.com. He's got one of mine, and one of DALS - the rest look like they are ours too but my internet connection is too slow to look them all up.
Check if yours is there. I have emailed both the 'author' and the staff and am awaiting replies.
That is so sad, did you use copyscape or other software to find these connections? I hope you can sort it out and get it removed.
No Hubpages warned me - woke up today to find a little c sign on the copied hub.
Travelespresso, that's great to hear that articlesbase will take action promptly. Hopefully the other hubbers have been informed too via Hubpages, but just in case they haven't I thought I'd post here.
Oh Izzy - it's SO annoying and SUCH a waste of time along with being TOTALLY invasive as well. I'm sure there are more strong emotions one can add to this list but that'll do for now.
I'm still trying to get some links removed on my copied hubs. I confronted the perpetrator and they admitted it - after awhile they did anyway! That felt quite sweet but its not always possible.
Good luck and thanks for posting this.
Actually, I just checked my records and Articlesbase responded quite quickly when I complained to them. They took the article down immediately I provided them with the right information. No filing - just an email via their site.
Everything on that account is stolen - most are from Hubpages.
It seems very common this, like HP is top choice for ripping off and re-posting on this other site. I sure wish these other sites worked a bit more like HP at making sure whats posted is unique. Can we send a few of the HP staff over there with a big stick?
Oh they are welcome to walk softly too
I read on the articlebase site that anyone is free to help themselves to articles posted there for republishing elsewhere on the net.
This makes it all the more important that our work is not re-published there, as they could end up duplicated on a thousand sites.
That would be a nightmare to police!
Here's the reply I received from them with 24 hours of emailing them:
We removed this article from our directory.
Good luck Izzy.
I don't think that that's enough. The user and ALL of their content, most of which appears to be stolen should be tossed out completely.
I'd go after the adsense account and any other financial stream of ALL involved. Anyone running a culture like this doesn't deserve to be in business. If I find my stuff on sites like this I go to adsense and their ISP immediately.
Good point Nelle.
Trouble is, on the copyright notice issued by Hubpages, they start of by saying
"Unfortunately, we do not yet have DMCA information stored for articlesbase.com. 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."
As I am not tech savvy enough to find out those missing details, I would not have a clue how to go about taking things further.
The next time you contact this kind of site on this issue. Tell them that the user's account should be deleted - not just one article. Explain how much is copied and threaten going to adsense and their ISP. That in itself usually works.
You've made some good points Nelle. Thanks.
Wow this guy is a pro.. I just read some of the articles and each one sounds differently American English, English English and Australian English.. in one month he has posted 21 articles and looks like all are copy pasted .. Yikes.
Well I just checked again and my article is still up,along with everyone else's. Hubs from darkside, marye audet, Karthyn vercillo to name a few.
I have emailed the site owners again with a threat to report to adsense if this member is not booted off site immediately.
Articlesbase have been in touch and the member has been removed along with all his stolen content
That was quick. It took almost two weeks for Blogger to take one of mine off the thieves account.
By the way, Edweirdo's HubDefender.com was what alerted me to that - it never showed up as copied in HP.
This is really scary... not everyone is aware of this things including myself...
You have a small enough number of hubs that the free account at HuDefender would work for you: http://www.hubdefender.com/hubdefender/ … membership
Thanks for the info, will take a look at it...
Hey Izzy, from the hubbers you have mentioned it looks as though he copied from the higher ranked hubbers. Perhaps it is time to let your hubberscore drop so that you are less exposed to thieving scumbags like this. Thanks for the heads up as I would not have known what the little c meant if ever my work becomes worthy enough to be copied so blatantly. I have only ever had one experience of copying and I found that using Google to find all content that had been googlebotted for Humagaia - the copier had not even bothered to change a capsule "about Humagaia" , double laziness.
I too signed up with HubDefender as an added protection to my work. I have been afraid to post some of my creative writing on HP due of all the scams I have been reading about. I feel I am letting my fans and readers down because of my reluctance to post hubs. I have around ten hubs sitting in limbo trying to decide if I should take the chance and post them.
I am not very computer savvy. (That is why I could justify signing up with HubDefender.) Until I can find a better way to copywrite my work on the net, I will always look at my hubs as being second best instead of my best work.
This may be irrelevant to the topic, but I read some advice from a fellow hubber that helped when it came to protecting your hubs.
Here is his link…http://hubpages.com/hub/Backup-your-HubPage
Hopefully this will help...thank you for sharing this thief.
tipoague, thanks for pointing me to the hub about backing up our hubs. Never knew it existed, though i back up all my work differently but i prefer this way with pictures and all (except google ads. Fair enough).
I use hubdefender and find it very good. I would recommend it to all hubbers.
tipoague, post your best work, don't be hesitant. Your work is already copyrighted here from the moment you hit the publish button.
There are ways and means to force people to take your plagiarised work down. Its a pain having to follow-up and email these people, but if they ignore your email there are other options including emailing their ISP, host, or even Google Adsense themselves if the copying site carries their adverts. A last resort is to the send a DMCA notice (via snail-mail) which is a legal notice which they must pay attention to.
I have to admit Article Base is pretty good at removing stolen content and Authors who repeat offend, I have put in two DMCA complaints over there and seen accounts deactivated.
Thanks for the advice Izzy. I joined here to write short stories but made due with other topics out of fear. Your advice is helpful. I have made a note to self that after the first of the year I will post more hubs and maybe a short story. Thanks again!
Just checked it out, glad the thiefing git has been dealt with. I thought articlebase had a way of checking duplicate contents
LOL, just got one sorted out and now learn yet another hub has been stolen - this time by a Chinese site! No sign of google adsense on the page all the same!
It doesn't matter if they're viable competition. They can still wreak havoc with your rankings. I report to Google each and every site that steals my content - regardless of their location.
Well, I've emailed them and am awaiting a reply or else for them to take down the article.
Thing is, there is no point reporting them to google if they don't use google adsense, is there?
And if they haven't got adsense, can they still hurt me?
You can appeal to Google to have duplicate content de-indexed from their search results. That would prevent that duplicate content from competing with your original content in the rankings...
Wow, this is scary! I don't want anyone taking my stuff and passing it off as their own either. It makes you think twice about putting up your best stuff
Articlebase is utter waste directory, they allow other members to use our content, I just contacted them two times regarding stolen content. However, they are not able to resolve the issue. I don't know why guys post their articles on this website. I stopped posting it.
Among all the directories, Ezine is the best one.
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