They have given me credit but it is first on Google (and not mine with hubpages). This is so upsetting.
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I saw another one on your fallout one, on a blog just now. Not sure maybe its your blog?
On that one I see 2, one is a wordpress and another is a "healthjoyful "site ?
Both have been put there without my knowledge or permission...what can I do?
Reporting the wordpress one is probably the easiest. IDK bout the other one. http://automattic.com/dmca/
No one steals my stuff Ima get a complex
Nothing but to get upset.
Write the author, requesting that it be taken down.
Write the site, requesting the same thing.
File a DMCA report. HP has a help section on this.
I tried to find a place to lodge a complaint but there was no place to write to. DMCA report...what is that?
I've never had to file one (so far the copied hubs were quickly removed), but check out the learning center:
http://learningcenter.hubpages.com/how- … complaint/
Step 1 - Write to the webmaster to remove the article if you don't want it used.
Step 2 - If webmaster does not respond alert blogging platform - wordpress, blogger, etc
Step 3 - If site is running ads contact ad manager and say content is ripped off duplicate.
Step 4 - Read the hubpages help section to see how you can launch a formal complaint legally
Thanks...I used the url above to complain.
I hate this...it happens too often and it's such a pain.
It is a pain indeed, but it is also necessary to protect ourselves against thieves. You're doing the right thing if pursuing it, even if it takes some time and effort.
I've had some of my hubs copied too and IT IS A PAIN. Good luck with getting somewhere Brie. I must say it is easier since HP added the "copied hubs" icon, that's been a good update.
Another option, in addendum to writing to the author, but not requiring massive amounts of legal action, would be to ask that the other post the link to your hub page account in addition to giving you credit.
This way there's a smidgeon of a chance that people will want to read your other hubs and you get the page hits.
Here is what I received today:
In accordance with the valid DMCA notice you have submitted, access to the infringing material(s) has been disabled. Please note the notice will be forwarded to the owner of the site in question and may be formally challenged. Should the notice be challenged, we will notify you immediately.
See? It works!
Generally, I look for a "contact us" link on the website somewhere, and use that to contact the webmaster as a first step. I ask them to shorten their post to an excerpt, with a link back to the original (that way I get a backlink out of it!).
If they don't reply within a week, I then report them to Adsense if they have Adsense ads (click on the "Ads by Google" at the bottom of the ad and look for the report abuse link). Or, if it's on a site like blogger or wordpress.com, I report them to the site owner.
I couldn't find any contact us button. I used the link someone had provided here. There were no ads on it but it was listed first in google (which pissed me off ). So I'm glad they removed it.
Sometimes there isn't one listed, and in that case you do have to go straight to the more drastic options, as you have in this case. I just thought you might find it helpful to know what to do if you get another problem.
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