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Please help my twin seriousnuts!

  1. cheerfulnuts profile image60
    cheerfulnutsposted 6 years ago

    Hi guys. I encouraged my twin to sign up here on HubPages after I have joined here. She has only published a few hubs, most of them about skin care. Just now, I googled my username "cheerfulnuts" just to see how many results will show up. I asked seriousnuts to do the same, and she was stunned to see one of her hubs published on someone's blog (Blogger). Now I'm a bit panicking. I don't know what to do. Should I comment on that person's blog? Should I flag it? Should we contact the HubPages team? What should we do? Please help us guys. I may be exaggerating (because I'm panicking now), but each of her hub is her blood and sweat. I don't want her to get discouraged and quit writing.

    - cheerfulnuts

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You can also report it on Blogger.

      1. SunSeven profile image69
        SunSevenposted 6 years agoin reply to this
    2. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

      The link provided below is the information HubPages has about dealing with copyright infringements committed by Hubbers. The situation here is the reverse: Your friend may have to file a DMCA complaint with Google, and HubPages cannot help you with that. But you can read this to educate yourselves about the process.


    3. sofs profile image83
      sofsposted 6 years ago

      Here is another thread that you can read through and get some detailed info and help http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/74328

    4. cheerfulnuts profile image60
      cheerfulnutsposted 6 years ago

      Thanks guys for your replies! My sister has already reported in on Blogger, as what Uninvited Writer had suggested. Thank you Website Examiner and sofs for the links. I'm going to read them now.

    5. seriousnuts profile image69
      seriousnutsposted 6 years ago

      Hi everyone. Thanks for your replies. I did report it to blogger already. And here's the reply


      Thanks for reaching out to us!

      We have received your legal request. We receive many such complaints each
      day; your message is in our queue, and we'll get to it as quickly as our
      workload permits.

      Due to the large volume of requests that we experience, please note that
      we will only be able to provide you with a response if we determine your
      request may be a valid and actionable legal complaint, and we may respond
      with questions or requests for clarification.  For more information on
      Google's Terms of Service, please visit http://www.google.com/accounts/TOS

      We appreciate your patience as we investigate your request.

      The Google Team

      Well, it seems that it'll takes some time for them to do some action. for the meantime, all I can do is wait. But I really hope that they'll have faster response on that. I just can't stand my article on someone else's blog post.

      1. tamron profile image74
        tamronposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Did they use the whole hub or a large portion?  Is their a link directing to her hub?  If the blog is updated regularly that can bring her a lot of traffic to her hub.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Outside of a short paragraph or so with a link to the hub, I would definitely file a DMCA and get it taken down.  Thieves are not to be tolerated as it can only encourage more of the same.

        2. cheerfulnuts profile image60
          cheerfulnutsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          tamron, the whole hub was copied. Everything - the photos, the links, the amazon products, the title, even the hubscore! Seriousnuts' name was written there, too. But there was no link directing to her hub. The blog seems new. Seriousnuts' hub is the only content of that blog.

          wilderness, I totally agree. Thieves are not to be tolerated. They should be stopped.

          Thank you for your replies.

    6. seriousnuts profile image69
      seriousnutsposted 6 years ago

      Hi to all. Google has finally taken action to my complaint. The URL with infringement does not exist anymore. May this be a warning to us. Let's always keep our eyes open. I might as well Google my hub titles as many times as possible so I'd be aware if there are existing offenders. Have a nice day everyone!

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Glad to hear it worked out! For your information, fellow Hubber Edweirdo has started a service called Hubdefender, which checks hubs against the Internet for any illegal copying. There is both a free and a paid option available.

        1. shogan profile image88
          shoganposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I checked Edweirdo's site.  It appears he has taken it down...?

          1. profile image0
            Website Examinerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Indeed, it does. When I posted here, I was thinking that his site must be hurting from all the people closing their account or scaling back at HubPages. Seems that is the case. Thank you very much for checking it out, and for letting us know.