What if somebody copies my hub?

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  1. Spradle profile image59
    Spradleposted 7 years ago

    Hello, I am just curious, what if somebody likes my hub, copies it and puts it on their website?
    Will my hub get nailed as a duplicate?

  2. lrohner profile image79
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    No. Assuming your hub was published first, you'll see a copyright symbol next to the hub title in your dashboard to let you know that someone copied it.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good Job Irohner! smile

      Definitely on the ball! tongue

    2. Spradle profile image59
      Spradleposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, will my hubscore go up if I go after the people who copied it? Or does it not really matter?

      1. Michael Willis profile image77
        Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Also in the Copied Hub section on your My Account page you can find the File DMCA sample form. Open and copy this. You will need to add your information to it and then e-mail it to the person involved and their website. You can also send to Adsense if they use it for Ads.

      2. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Did they at least give you credit and link back to your article?

        If not, then ask them to remove it. If they do not listen, then file a DMCA complaint and force them to remove it.

        If that doesn't work(which usually it does), then file a DMCA with the ISP who hosts their network.

        At least, I think that is how it is handled. I've so far(knock on wood) not had my stuff copied. smile

        1. Spradle profile image59
          Spradleposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I don't really mind them copying it, I just don't want it to effect my hubscore. . . so if it doesn't in anyway shape of form, thats fine with me smile

          1. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You didn't answer my first question. hmm

            If they didn't give you credit and link back to your article, then they shouldn't benefit from the article at all.

            If they have linked back to your original content, then it benefits you and could bring you more readers, not only for your article but for others.

  3. Tamila Roberts profile image36
    Tamila Robertsposted 7 years ago

    It's bad only if they get more credit then you did using your content.
    Best is to make sure your continually working on many more pages of content.

  4. LuisEGonzalez profile image85
    LuisEGonzalezposted 7 years ago

    I thought that HP changed the rules and any article that is present on any other site, like Ezine, will show up as a duplicate regardless of whether or not it was first published on hubpages. Has this changed?

  5. LuisEGonzalez profile image85
    LuisEGonzalezposted 7 years ago

    I must say that I find it very discouraging when it appears that some people cannot create their own work, but rely on "borrowing" from others.

    I write about photography using my 24 years of experience.
    Some of my hubs deal with photo topics which are not often covered such as silhouette photography,street photography and candid photography to give three examples. I've been noticing lately that when I publish, within hours there are two or three articles which bear remarkable likeness to mine, especially in their titles.

    Example: Google silhouette photography hubs and notice the results. All from the same day. Some of these look like a a conglomeration of more of my hubs mixed in together.

    To say the least, it's disappointing.


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