Hubs bein copied and placed in someone else's blog on YouSayToo.com?!?

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  1. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
    ThePracticalMommyposted 8 years ago

    I just found out that one of my hubs was copied into someone else's blog on YouSayToo.com. I saw other hubs from fellow hubbers listed as well in the same person's blog (Scorpion360). I read the site's terms of service, and it seems like they are only supposed to have unique and original content, just like HP, but it is clear that hubs are being copied. I already contacted YouSayToo, but is there anything else I should do? Any help would be appreciated!

    1. Sally's Trove profile image77
      Sally's Troveposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You say you already contacted yousaytoo. I'm assuming you filled out their DMCA form.

      This happened to me as well. It was a Hubber who found the copied Hub and alerted me. I filled out the DMCA form from yousaytoo's site, and my copied Hub was removed within 8 hours.

      Clearly, they are paying attention, although they don't seem to have any screening in place to avoid publishing copyrighted text.

      1. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
        ThePracticalMommyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks so much for the info of the DMCA. When I contacted them, I filled out an email with the URL of the blog and my original URL, but I'm not quite sure it was the form. I'm going to go check now.

    2. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
      ThePracticalMommyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      *being. Wow. I was so upset before when I realized someone was stealing my hubs that I didn't even check the spelling of my forum post...Sorry!

  2. Sally's Trove profile image77
    Sally's Troveposted 8 years ago

    Also, note that yousaytoo is in beta...they've got a long way to go.

  3. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
    ThePracticalMommyposted 8 years ago

    I noticed a hub by Mrs. Menagerie was there too, as well as many others from HP. Hubbers beware!

  4. aw1219 profile image60
    aw1219posted 8 years ago

    I will check this website out and I'm glad that you posted this information.  I think you took the right steps and I hope this matter gets resolved quickly.

  5. Charlu profile image78
    Charluposted 8 years ago

    FYI There is a hubber who took my title (number 1 under many searches) and didn't acknowledge myself or a link until you clicked thru to facebook and then in very small print.

    Can they do that? It pisses me off. If they had acknowledged who wrote it or a link in the beginning it would have been different.

    Besides member 2 years 0 hubs 0 followers Is that a red flag or what

    Help with info please This has happened twice before but with a blog and another article which I sent an email and they took it down  Now I am at a loss.

    Good Luck and didn't mean to steal your post it was just the same subject and thought others should know about the hubber

    1. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
      ThePracticalMommyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No problem! Thanks for sharing your story. It makes me feel better to know I'm not the only one, but I'm sorry to hear that there are others with the same problem...

  6. LuisEGonzalez profile image85
    LuisEGonzalezposted 8 years ago

    Didn't a hubber make an article titled: "Ultimate Fish Tacos" Well its on this website.

    1. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
      ThePracticalMommyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I saw that one too. That and a few others I recognized right away.

  7. LuisEGonzalez profile image85
    LuisEGonzalezposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Practical Mommy, I found two of my hubs copied word from word and filled the required notice, we will see what happens.

  8. Charlu profile image78
    Charluposted 8 years ago

    All of the articles are copied from hubbers. If you do a search for all of her blog titles with HP you will find them all from Mrsmenagerie, alocsin, barbergirl28,  and Kathleen Cochran.

    If you would please notify the company that all of her articles are copied I'm sure they would appreciate it.

    FYI there is also a hubber Scorpion 360 joined 2 months ago 0 hubs 0 followers

    Somebody needs to get this to the team

    1. Charlu profile image78
      Charluposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry the ultimate fish taco was Cmkrakora  Thanks

    2. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
      ThePracticalMommyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I looked through about twenty of the articles or so and they are hubs from here... A few of them (not mine) have "source" listed at the bottom of the page that is hyperlinked with the original content from HP. Grr. Perhaps someone should flag the hubber Scorpion 360?

      1. Charlu profile image78
        Charluposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I already did and also ggberry who was the one that copied mine, again joined 2 years ago 0 hubs 0 followers 2  years!!
        Man that makes me mad
        Thanks for posting this so others can also see whats happened maybe even to them

  9. Aficionada profile image80
    Aficionadaposted 8 years ago

    Soon after this thread was opened, I tried to go to that site to check for copied content.

    Immediately, I was attacked with those pop-up notices that say there is a Trojan on the computer.  They were popping up all over the place.  I managed to close them and started running a scan of my computer.  Nada.  [And... a few days ago, when I ran a scan, it said that some trojans had been deleted, so I don't think it was a failure of Symantec, that none were found this evening.] 

    Anyway, based on the reports here, I don't think I need to worry about my own content.  I don't know what caused the attack, but I wanted to warn anyone else who tries to go to that site.

  10. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    I'm a member of yousaytoo and have been for a long time, but am not active in their community.

    I looked at the posts of this person and it seems all of her work is stolen from HP, I emailed a couple of members to let them know.

    Aficionada, I didn't go straight to yousaytoo following your warning, but instead found them through Google, who are usually quite good at telling you if a site is under attack, and all seemed OK so I went ahead. Got AVG running anyway.

    1. Aficionada profile image80
      Aficionadaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, IzzyM.  I'm not ruling out completely the possibility that the problem was/is on my end.  I did install an update to some software today, and I can think of some other possible entryways.  But the pop-up warnings occurred when I tried to go to that site, so that was where I assumed the problem lay.  I'll try going through Google next time, as you did.

  11. LuisEGonzalez profile image85
    LuisEGonzalezposted 8 years ago

    Just to let everyone know, that the staff from YouSayToo, responded and removed my copied articles a few hours after I contacted them.

    1. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
      ThePracticalMommyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      They just emailed me as well and removed my article. I hope they are able to do something about that particular blogger....

  12. Charlu profile image78
    Charluposted 8 years ago

    WoooHoooo  I'm so glad Now the others need to write a complaint and maybe then she will deal with the consequences

    I tried to email ggberry and it wouldn't let me I'm not sure why.

    Have an incredible day

  13. Cmkrakora profile image61
    Cmkrakoraposted 8 years ago

    I just went and looked at that website and whoever reported the person who copied my hub- thank you! My mom and I have noticed that this guy started following both of us the same day that my hub was posted on that site. He has not commented on any of my mother's hubs and nothing of mine either so we think he may be the one doing it. He is following more people every hour so keep a look out for him. His name starts with an 'R'.

 
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