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.
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.
Contact the person's ISP, if Google isn't going to address the issue.
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.
Hey Michael, not IP, ISP(internet service provider). Contact the people who are hosting the site.
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.
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.
Yes Ray I did the ISP for rootzoo. Actually Thissoli gave me the address to send it to. Have not heard back from them.
And the DMCA was 3 times for the 3 copies on their site by same author. lol He copied my work on himself also.
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.
Good! Your efforts begin to pay. And I will add "Thank you" for going after the thief - it benefits all of us.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Makes me wabt to check my stuff out, thanks for the insight.
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