No copied hubs!

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  1. Uninvited Writer profile image77
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    All the little copyright tags have disappeared from my hubs, except for the one that is a duplicate that I have elsewhere.

    Of course, that doesn't mean there are still copies out there but it feels good for a bit.

    1. Edweirdo profile image85
      Edweirdoposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Just because there are no copyright flags in your account page does not mean your hubs have not been copied!

      I have never had one of those symbols in my account, and yet my hubs are stolen regularly! That's the reason I created HubDefender - the internal flagging here is not very comprehensive (at least not in in my experience)...

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image77
        Uninvited Writerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        That is true, someone pointed one out to me that hubpages did not find.

      2. Julie2 profile image59
        Julie2posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Edweirdo Thank you for creating the HubDefender, I began using it the other day. Others really need to try it.

    2. Dorsi profile image88
      Dorsiposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah!! Success at beating those hub thieves!!

  2. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 12 years ago

    Woot! Nice going, UW!

  3. frogdropping profile image78
    frogdroppingposted 12 years ago

    I've got a copied hub alert but the problem is it's been stolen dozens of times. I'm having a right job getting them all removed. Pisses me right off *sighs*

    Congratz to you - it is nice when you locate the copied content and it's removed smile

  4. travelespresso profile image68
    travelespressoposted 12 years ago

    Good for you UW.  It must be a really nice feeling.

    Another of mine's been copied - everything - even references to the fact that its my Mum's recipe and every photo taken in her kitchen.  I felt SO insulted.  I've contacted Buksia (sp?) and I've left a note in the comments section telling the copier that its my personal story etc!  Sigh indeed. 

    However I am very happy for you and I'll look forward to that state on my stats too!

  5. wilderness profile image94
    wildernessposted 12 years ago

    I'm so glad that none of mine have ever been stolen.  Not that I would ever rub it in of course! big_smile

  6. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    Great to hear you got rid of them for a time Susan smile

    I sent off two DMCA notices a few days ago and the duplicates are still up (I'd already written to the webmasters but they just ignored me).
    This time their host is getting them - actually just one host - a US company hosting sites in India and China.

    How long does it normally take for them to take action? And if they don't, what then?

    1. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You should usually get a reply within 2 business days.  If 5 business days go by without a response send a reminder and mention that if the content is not removed then your attorney will begin cease and desist proceedings.

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks oli smile

        I'll given them a few more days to account for the holidays over the new year period.

  7. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 12 years ago

    Yipee!  Good news for you!

    I have my first ever copied hub, sigh.  And I have no clue how to find out where it is copied at!

  8. viryabo profile image93
    viryaboposted 12 years ago

    That's great news UW.
    If the c's do appear, where would i find them on my hubs?

  9. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 12 years ago

    you should get more information in your actual hub under stats (If memory serves).

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image77
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    You can also check "copied hubs" on "my account" page. It gives you the URL of the copy they found.

  11. tlpoague profile image83
    tlpoagueposted 12 years ago

    That is one of my biggest fears is to have one of my hubs copied. I have been holding back on posting short stories because of it.
    Glad to hear that you got the problem fixed.

  12. Bard of Ely profile image82
    Bard of Elyposted 12 years ago

    That's great news, UW! I have got so fed up of trying to get copies removed from other sites I have lots of alerts depressingly littering my hubs list!

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image77
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    Actually, my hub on cat accessories has a copyright symbol again. It disappeared and now it's back.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image92
      Rochelle Frankposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It's playing a cat and mouse game.

  14. Ben Zoltak profile image82
    Ben Zoltakposted 12 years ago

    This blows! Finally got a hub with some decent traffic (20+ views/day) and I got the "c" copied warning on it. Rereading this thread now, how and the hell do I track down and get the a=-holes that stole my content!  Grrrrr, makes me mad, I don't even make money here at HubPages, why can't they steal from someone who makes something!!!!!!!!!!!


    Here's the stolen content hub: … gthen-Hair

    1. Ben Zoltak profile image82
      Ben Zoltakposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I saw on another related hub (about stealing content) that the author would post the link to his article on the stolen one to at least have a back hub on the offending hub. Still pisses me off though.

      I also read (it was stolen by a blogger website) that I should go to there provider but I can't find it on the page...

      1. Ben Zoltak profile image82
        Ben Zoltakposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Just found a "report spam" feature on blogger, hopefully that does it...

  15. PabstPenrose profile image60
    PabstPenroseposted 12 years ago

    Now since I've gotten really good feedback on a lot of my short stories, I'm worried about them being copied. -_-

    1. Ben Zoltak profile image82
      Ben Zoltakposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I know what you mean Pabst, thing is, I still think it's better to get at least some of yourself (as a writer and/or artist) regardless of the theft risk. Hubpages has proven to me you can fight some of it...some of it is harder to fight. Meanwhile, keep at getting your work to the public, if someone makes enough money from stealing your work, it should be easier to expose them in the future.


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