A thief in the hen house! Copy right infringement

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  1. K9keystrokes profile image90
    K9keystrokesposted 7 years ago

    I found the awesome new tool for copy right infringement very helpful this afternoon when I tooned into my HubPages account. I have two hubs (so far) that have a tiny copy right symbol next to them. I clicked on these hubs and sure enough, they have been stolen and posted on other sites. I sent the form letter HP is kind enough to offer for just such things, to the contact at the site. So, we will see what happens with that. Now to actually file a complaint (w/Google or Feds), I need to fallow the other steps. Does anyone have any advice on managing the next steps?
    Thank you HubPages for adding this very courteous tool to our account management page, I would have never found these guys as they are not a site I would normally check for such violations.
    In case anyone is wondering, the thief in the online hen house is:
    (www) r1-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=303958

    They copied the hub as in "copy and paste" right into their site. Who new a hub on WD-40 would cause someone to steal?
    Thank you for the support--
    Hubhugs to the room~
    K9

    1. TerryGl profile image59
      TerryGlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Personally I don't see the problem with this. The article is reproduced on a forum and the links back to your hubpages are do follow. The tld is page rank 3.

      Your hubs still holds number 1 on the serp.

      You've just got a great back link and I would also bet a nice spike in traffic.

      If it was me, I would ping the forum thread and put it through an rss feed to really give that harmless back link a boost.

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Bring out the firing squad and shoot the thief. lol

    1. K9keystrokes profile image90
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I love the way you think Cags!

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        cool

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

      Can I volunteer?  I want to be behind the gatling gun - I hate thieves.

      1. K9keystrokes profile image90
        K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You can lead the charge wilderness! wink

  3. LuisEGonzalez profile image84
    LuisEGonzalezposted 7 years ago

    Good for you K9keystrokes. BTW where exactly are those copyright symbols on the hubs, I looked at mine and have not seen anything like what you described...cool

    1. K9keystrokes profile image90
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Luise, I think you will only be able to find them should a violation to your work happen. If you are not seeing any ( a little copy right  "c" in a circle) next to hubs listed under stats on your account page,  then you are probably okay. Although, I do have another  hub that has not been flagged as stolen yet, that is actually again copied exactly  as is, to another site. But I am sure in time the notice will show up. Grrrr! mad

      1. LuisEGonzalez profile image84
        LuisEGonzalezposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, this is really good information.....cool

        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You bet Luis. I hope you don't find any tiny red "C's" on your account! It seems this is going to be a bit of trouble!

      2. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        The software HP use to detect copied hubs is crap IMO. They have detected, over the past year, about 5 of my hubs that have been copied, but practically all them them have. I only found out when I followed Paul's advice to put the hub title into search to see what came up.

        Each hub seemed to have loads of copies. and obviously while my subdomain is sandboxed, they all show above the original.

        Google has two tools just now. One for reporting copyright infringements, and another for reporting scraped content.

        The latter will not result in removal of scraped content but will help Google to finely tune their algorithm in future.

        http://www.google.com/support/bin/reque … ct=adsense

        http://www.seroundtable.com/google-scra … 13938.html

        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Izzy!  I really appreciate the heads-up, and the links. smile

        2. Rebecca E. profile image80
          Rebecca E.posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          you are so right Izzy it does take time, and it is something you have to do!

  4. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    Already experienced that and reported them to Google. Just go to the help section of Google and type in copyright violations, it will provide a link to so that you can file a complaint. smile

    1. K9keystrokes profile image90
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome AEvans, I was kind of overwhelmed at the thought of a huge process to claim what is already mine! Thank you.

  5. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Great smile thank you. I've got no response to my email yet but was a long weekend tongue lol hopefully they will get right on it hmm

    1. K9keystrokes profile image90
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you Dame Scribe (cool profile name), I think the advice and links above (thank you IzzyM and AEvans) will be most helpful to us both!

  6. tlpoague profile image85
    tlpoagueposted 7 years ago

    I seen these two websites posted in another forum to help check if your work has been stole. I haven't had any luck finding out if mine have, so hopefully I am ok. Good luck in your fight!
    http://www.copyscape.com/
    http://www.dustball.com/cs/plagiarism.checker/

    1. K9keystrokes profile image90
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much tlpoague. I will give them a try and hopefully find positive results like you. I really appreciate the links and advice!
      HubHugs to the room~
      K9

      1. tlpoague profile image85
        tlpoagueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No problem! I am glad to be of some help. Like Mighty Mom said "These pirates should be publicly flogged  then made to walk the plank."

  7. Mighty Mom profile image86
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    The nerve of some people... and websites!
    Don't they know not to mess with Hubbers???

    These pirates should be publicly flogged then made to walk the plank.
    Firing squad is too good for 'em I say!!!

    1. K9keystrokes profile image90
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LMAO! Thanks for the pirate attitude Mighty Mom! And after they heal from the public flogging, half-rations for a year!

      1. Mighty Mom profile image86
        Mighty Momposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Aye, lassie!
        We'll starve 'em first and deny their rum rations.
        By the time they hit Davey Jones' locker they'll be naught but bones and gristle.

        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I just love you MM! lol

  8. L.L. Woodard profile image74
    L.L. Woodardposted 7 years ago

    When I was checking out Copyscape, I noticed they have a number of free banners you can use that warn others you are protected by Copyscape. Of course that won't deter all content thieves, but at least it is a proactive step.

    1. K9keystrokes profile image90
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This sounds like a really good plan, a deterrent  can serve at the very least as a warning that we (hubbers/authors) will file against perpetrators! Hopefully even a hesitation to be a thief may reduce the activity some. Thanks for sharing this L.L. Woodard! cool

 
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