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:
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~
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.
Can I volunteer? I want to be behind the gatling gun - I hate thieves.
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...
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!
Thank you, this is really good information.....
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
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.
Great thank you. I've got no response to my email yet but was a long weekend hopefully they will get right on it
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~
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!!!
LMAO! Thanks for the pirate attitude Mighty Mom! And after they heal from the public flogging, half-rations for a year!
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.
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!
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