I just 'Googled' a sentence or two of my Firebird story and discovered the whole thing posted on a website that is a 'bird sanctuary' in South Africa. Of course it is nice that they liked it so much that they found a great image from somewhere to go with it (please read that bit with a touch of irony) but I am angry at the way they think they can just publish it ( the whole thing word for word except they changed the title a bit) without contacting me to ask or even a back link.
I have left a message for them but am not holding my breath on a response. If writing on the internet seems to mean constantly sending out notices to people to remove your work from their sites (and why am I surprised at this) then maybe I just have not got the right temperament for it.
I dare not check anything else at the moment I think I will blow a fuse if I find anything else.
It's pretty frustrating! I'm finding some of my Hub work posted as forum responses ands blog posts elsewhere and suspect that these are pay-to-post schemes. Most have been removed, but one in Africa and one in India are still showing. So it's the best result to be had for the time being.
The Best Result For You was gained when we collectively took down the site 68articles.. who had 20 of your articles! Did you miss our efforts and thread?
Yes thanks for posting here and for this hub post in the forum - is really useful to know that there are sites out there which posts other people's works without their consent!
Aww.... That really sucks... I hope you will soon get them top pull it down.
maybe you could tell them you are okay if they keep it, but you expect to be paid for it
Know Exactly how you feel 2uesday.
Don't get too down about it... just kick their butts!
File a DMCA and check who their webhost is.... tell Google..
We have all had a dose of it in the last 24 hours with a thieving website called 68articles.... if you want to do some damage to these thieves.. then put their name up here on this thread and check the other thread as it gives you a look at what it takes to take down a content thief..
Kick their butts mate! Good Luck.
Thanks Patty, Sofs and Pearldiver I will chase it up next week and send a DMCA if need be, I just needed to share the frustration of finding it.
I would like to give them the benefit of the doubt and think it is just an error of judgement on their part as they are just trying to promote their bird sanctuary. Seeing it made me see red at first as my views for that story seem to have dropped lately.
Just read your last comment Pealdiver I had not even been aware that the site you mentioned had any of mine. Thank you for updating me on this.
2uesday, I doubt very much if it's an error on judgement, especially if it gives you no credit as the author. I'm sure there are so many people working online who can't find a job, so they steal other people's work with no thought that there may be a consequence.
Have you ever googled 'how to make money online'? 86,800,000 search results
'how to make money with google adsense' - 9,690,000 results
The sad irony is that many who have written these articles are now suffering from the influx of people writing online hoping to make money, thus the huge Panda crackdown.
I hope you get it taken care of. It's such a violation when you see your work on someone's site.
send teh DMCA complaint right away sooner done sooner off that site.
Its worth making a complain. It happened to me once and complained to Big G and did get a response that they cannot control whats on the net.
I know how you feel, but if you write anything online you just can't let it bother you.
There are hundreds of thousands of sites online that do nothing but scrape the content of thousands of sites a day. One script can take every hub here in a few minutes.
Chances are very good that every single hub on hubpages has been copied hundreds of times, you just don't know about it.
Sure, when you find out go and try to get them to take it down if you want. I filed my DMCA with that 68 site we were all talking about yesterday.
But I KNOW that my hubs, hell the thousands of my own blog post, are copied thousands of times out there. I'm not going to worry about it.
Just do what you like doing, write what you want and take care of places you find out about that copied you.
But always know that chances are everything you ever wrote online is out there copied dozens or hundreds of times. That's life.
Thank you all for the good advice, I know I probably have reacted badly to it, more than I normally would. It makes sense for me to take practical steps rather than having a rant and feeling like throwing my teddy in the corner(something I rarely do).
Thank you all for the advice and support.
I think you've reacted the way most of us would. It's that initial rush of outraged adrenaline when find out someone has stolen something something from you--something you worked to create. I know I'd react that way...which is probably why I haven't checked my stuff yet (but I don't have all that much to check at the moment anyway).
I'm sorry this happened to you though, it sounds like you're taking all the right steps. Keep on writing! You know you're good when people steal it, right?
just check some of mine and found one as well...irony is that I write about astrology and the guy who copied it, pic and all, is supposedly a professional psychic, medium etc.! I hate to sound dumb, but what is a DMCA? I can't find a way to contact this guy directly...e-mail gets bounced back with a standard "we'll get back to you when we can" message
I am so proud of the Hubpages community group that really worked together to pull down 68articles.com - I mean it was something to watch and be a small part of.
No egos involved, just concerned Hubbers working together, sharing what they had done to get the creeps off the Internet.
I almost wrote a Hub about how proud I was, but there were others that did more work, stayed up - literally all night and they should be the one to write that hub.
Thanks to all of you from three grateful Hubpage members.
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