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    michaelbt2posted 7 years ago

    Will this not turn into a constant battle? As an article becomes more popular, others copy your material onto their website, your articles are now tagged as 'duplicate.' Is it the Hubber's responsibility to patrol the web trying to find those who have copied their material without permission?

    Material on HubPages will never fully be protected. So why bother posting on HubPages?

    1. Jason Menayan profile image62
      Jason Menayanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The article you copied from (almost completely verbatim) was published over a year ago.

      We do not allow people to publish on HubPages what has already been published elsewhere on the Web.

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        michaelbt2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It wasn't "copied." It was my content. Please don't accuse me of plagiarism.

        I understand that posting it to other directories at an earlier date, people might have gained publishing rights to it.

        Why was it approved to begin with?

        1. relache profile image84
          relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You aren't being accused of plagiarism, you're being accused of using duplicated content.  HubPages disallows the publication of any content that is not original to this site.  That means no reused content period, even your own material.

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            michaelbt2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            As stated, I understand the material might not have been original to HubPages. And I understand this is why it is duplicate. Why was the article approved for publication to begin with?

            And the statement "The article you copied (almost completely verbatim)" was an accusation.

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Hubs are not checked for duplication of previous material before publishing.  This is a relatively time consuming task and we would all like to see our "new" hub put out immediately.

              As time passes and the software does its job and finds that the new hub was copied from elsewhere on the web it is unpublished.

            2. psycheskinner profile image84
              psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Because the duplicate detection system is not instantaneous and all knowing.  Why does it matter?  The hub is a duplicate and so not allowed.

        2. Jason Menayan profile image62
          Jason Menayanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I didn't accuse you of plagiarism, and it doesn't matter, since we have a policy of not allowing content that is not unique to HubPages.

          Now that you're clear on it, you can stop copying over content to HubPages (even if it's yours) and republishing your Hubs elsewhere, and take down any other Hubs that are not unique to HubPages.

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            michaelbt2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            An answer like wilderness would have sufficed (a polite, logical explanation as to why a Hub would have been approved and then disapproved shortly after).

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Duplicate material only gets tagged duplicate material, if there is an "older" version of the material you post.

    You should not be tagged for "duplicate" if someone has copied your original article. At least that's how I learned it when I came to HP. I do not know if things have changed.

    Just a thought.


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