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Thief Keeps Stealing and Posting Hub Elsewhere

  1. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 6 years ago

    This idiot just ignores all DMCA's, e-mails and keeps posting my Hub all over the web. I did a search with Plagiarism Checker (ww.articlechecker.com)and found 2 pages in Google and about the same in Yahoo where my hub was copied word for word, picture per picture and divider bars.
    It does appear to be the same person on all sites. The sites do nothing and have not responded to any e-mails either.

    I have signed up for a couple of these sites so I could leave a comment on His copied article and insisting he take down my work.

    I have filed with Google with this person Blogger page where he copied my work. ( I found Adsense on his page there)

    This is so frustrating. I would hire an attorney if I could afford one, but cannot.

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Something I should point out about the article thief...it seems he mainly goes after Sports articles. He uses "streaming, online streaming...etc " tags all over his pages.
      So I would suggest anyone on here that has written NFL articles especially to check their hubs for copied content.

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Contact the person's ISP, if Google isn't going to address the issue. wink

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Not sure how to find the IP Ray. He has not posted a comment on my hub. He leaves his profile empty on the sites he is on.
      Hopefully Google will do something. I hear that takes a while though.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Michael, not IP, ISP(internet service provider). Contact the people who are hosting the site. wink

        1. Michael Willis profile image78
          Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol, ok I missed that one Ray. I did contact the provider for rootzoo and they have not done anything yet. I will work on the others.

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hey Michael, did you send a DMCA to the ISP? If not, I would suggest that course before taking steps toward a lawyer.

            The ISP might run scared if you file it against them, for their lack of action in taking down copyrighted material. Then again, I don't have this problem and haven't had this problem.

            So, I cannot talk from experience, just what I've seen others do. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. hmm

            1. Michael Willis profile image78
              Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yes Ray I did the ISP for rootzoo. Actually Thissoli gave me the address to send it to. Have not heard back from them.

              1. Michael Willis profile image78
                Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                And the DMCA was 3 times for the 3 copies on their site by same author. lol He copied my work on himself also.

              2. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Okay. Just checking. smile

                1. Michael Willis profile image78
                  Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks for your responses!

  3. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 6 years ago

    Just got a response from Zimbio and they have taken the copy of my hub from their site and even banned the member who posted it!!!
    1 down and many to go.

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good!  Your efforts begin to pay.  And I will add "Thank you" for going after the thief - it benefits all of us.

      1. Michael Willis profile image78
        Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        If he steals from me, he will from others! I hope the Google submission gets him. I found the Google form through Blogger. I am a member there also and when I saw him with my material there, it was easy to see he used Adsense and I could report him to Adsense as well.

        1. wilderness profile image94
          wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Absolutely he will - that's why the "thank you".  Your efforts will help protect others from the same scumbag.

          Thank goodness I've only had one hub stolen and the thief was quick to take it down when confronted.

          1. Michael Willis profile image78
            Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hubpages first found the copied content and placed the copywrite symbol in My Account. It was listed with the link and as removed the same day. I guess HP sent them a notification.
            When I checked it had been re-posted with what looked like a copied paragraph from somewhere just before my article. lol "Thought he was being clever I guess."

            I am glad that HP has this service for us. If not for HP placing the notification for me, I might not have found this issue. (Except for the sudden huge drop in traffic at that time also on that particular hub)
            Of course there is the Hubdefender, but my budget is tight right now.

            1. wilderness profile image94
              wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              It is my understanding that HP will notify no one except the author about duplicate content, so I doubt that is why it was taken down.  Perhaps the domain disliked copied content.

              I haven't found the copywright symbol on any of my hubs yet.  The thief left me a comment on the hub with a link in the signature, but something just didn't sound right and I visited his link to find my material.  Sometimes they're not too bright! big_smile

              1. Michael Willis profile image78
                Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                lol, he should make the "Dumbiest Plagiarizer List."

            2. lrohner profile image85
              lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I've only had a couple of hubs -- two to be exact -- marked copied by HubPages. I started with HubDefender after that and immediately found many, many, many more instances of my hubs being stolen that HP didn't pick up.

              As soon as you have the budget, I would definitely suggest signing up with HubDefender.

              1. Michael Willis profile image78
                Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I will do that.  I was thinking only 3 copies on the web until this afternoon when I ran the article checker and found pages of copies and only many different sites, but still the one author behind it.

  4. Rhonda Waits profile image55
    Rhonda Waitsposted 6 years ago

    Hello. I had one of my poems posted on a web site in Indonesia. It was a poem, that I had written. The name is My Perfection Poem. It is written about my Fiancée Eric. It is a true poem and I wrote it from my heart. I was so upset. I had a friend of mine threaten them with his attorney. This worked for about a week. Then it went back up. I sent the site a email myself. The site ask me to verify and prove it was mine. They said could I prove it was mine.

    I sent them the link to hub pages along with my attorneys information. The poem came down. The site apologized to me for posting it. I said it is illegal to what you have done. They stopped and so far no more problems. I hope this helps.

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I hope I can get all of the copies down. I am still working on it now more than ever.
      It is sad when they copy to start with, then take down after you tell them to...and then...they try to sneak it back up!

  5. Rhonda Waits profile image55
    Rhonda Waitsposted 6 years ago

    Yes that is true. But we have to keep our guard up, if we want to catch these rascals. So far my poems have not been reposted any where.I watch every day and I Google my name all the time.I am not gonna let anyone take credit for my work, but me.

  6. DRG Da Real Grinc profile image67
    DRG Da Real Grincposted 6 years ago via iphone

    Makes me wabt to check my stuff out, thanks for the insight.

 
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