Another plagiarist website getting away with stealing our content

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  1. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    I have caught yet another plagiarist website that is copying our hubs, and other websites so they can sell Christmas themed merchandise.  I filed a DMCA request with Google, but I am noticing websites doing this out of China seem not to be taken to task, when sites from virtually any other part of the world seem to be taken down when they do this.  I do not want to single anyone out, but if you are writing hubs about Christmas gifts and decorations, you might want to do a Google search to see if this website has duplicated your content.

    1. profile image0
      icountthetimesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm really sorry to hear about this SweetiePie. It must be very demoralising after putting in all of that effort. I will say though that google likely recognising your content as the original source and as such will not penalise you, but might penalise them.

    2. brakel2 profile image76
      brakel2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sweetie Pie - You can name the website so we can see if any of our hubs have also been copied. That is the only way we can find out and get the computer rid of plagiarism. I had a hub copied with China background, and Google went after it. It surprised me, as other countries are sometimes difficult to work with on plagiarism. Good luck in your efforts.

      1. Jerrico Usher profile image55
        Jerrico Usherposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Actually Brakel2 there is a very easy way to find out- well not very easy- go to any of your hubs and copy 3 lines from any part of it, then google that- if anyone copied it it will show up. You can also use copyscape. Copyscape has a program for watching your content for you (membership) but I don't think that can be used here since we can't embed javascript, but I believe HP uses their own CS membership to do this with our hubs (for their sites own reputation protection) when a hub is copied anywhere they flag it for you, just go into your "my account" page and scroll down.

        If you see a copyright symbol (C circled) on any hub click into it and at the top it will say "copied" or something to that effect and you can even see what sites copied it. From there submit the report they link you to and it will issue a take down notice (You have to send it to the site i.e. yahoo answers).

        What bites my hyde when they do this is when I want to move a page to a new hub (to use a different url trail/keyword) or move from my site to hubpages- is that it flags it as dupe content- but luckily since it was published here first you can contact HP and they can see when it was published and where (here)... just a hassle.

      2. SweetiePie profile image84
        SweetiePieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You want to know the site, you can email me.  I will never post links here as we are told not to do it.

        1. wilderness profile image98
          wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You can post links here, just not to your own work.  Self promotion is frowned upon.

          Please DO NOT post a link to the thief, however - it will give them a valuable backlink.  Instead, post the link as hxxp blah blah instead of http blah blah.  That way people can copy and paste, then change the x's to t's before searching.

          1. SweetiePie profile image84
            SweetiePieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Well I have been hubbing for four years off and on, and I will say best policy is not to list their link anywhere publicly.  I am playing it more on the classy side.  People who want to really know the link will email me, as I said smile.  I am a pretty strong cookie when it comes to my principles and all.

  2. Aficionada profile image84
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the alert, SweetiePie!

    You've probably seen IzzyM's accounts of her experiences with scrapers from China and Google's (non-)response.  I wish there were some way of making Google accountable for the mess they are causing with people's lives and livelihood.  mad

    Not to be picky, but I believe you mean "hawk" (promote) merchandise, rather than "hock" (pawn) it.

    1. SweetiePie profile image84
      SweetiePieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I changed the word before you said anything.  I am on top of it, like that smile.  Always good at self-editing, always was smile.

      1. Aficionada profile image84
        Aficionadaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Cool!  Sorry that I didn't see your correction until now.  Shall I delete that part of my post - or leave it for others who may not have noticed the similar sound of two words of such different meanings?

        Again, thanks for your alert.  There are so many plagiarists around. Bleaghchghch!

  3. Ardie profile image83
    Ardieposted 7 years ago

    Grrr, it took me almost 2 months to take back content of mine from a page based out of China.  NOT easy.  Good luck SweetiePie

    1. Jerrico Usher profile image55
      Jerrico Usherposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yea and don't you just love when they pretend to "site" you (give you credit) by putting your name but NO link back to your hub? I don't mind when they take it and post it to their site IF they site my hub (backlink), but when they outright just take it and don't give me a backlink I want to ring their neck.

      Keep in mind Google knows when it was stolen FROM you and won't penalize you with dupe content- they will, however penalize THEM since they posted it SECOND. Once published and crawled by Google or any SE it's basically "Google-righted" (copyrighted by google algo as you being the actual author). It's not good to have too many copies of your site out there none the less but the original site never gets docked for others copying it- so long as they crawled it before it was copied!

      1. Jerrico Usher profile image55
        Jerrico Usherposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Think about it- why else would Ezinearticles not mind if you posted it anywhere else but ONLY AFTER you post it to their site FIRST.

  4. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    Also, glad for all the responses here smile.

    1. Jlbowden profile image89
      Jlbowdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      These so-called plagiarists who are stealing others works, should be flogged by their own writing utensils or keyboards, to say the least.  LoL.

      JL

      1. habee profile image92
        habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Can I help with the flogging?? lol

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        SirDentposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        http://monkeypuzzlepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Atomic-Bomb.jpg

        1. profile image0
          twodawgsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Is it my imagination, or is there a clown face in this cloud?

          1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
            mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            LOL, I see it, but not before I thought it looked like a brain on a stem. smile

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            SirDentposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            http://monkeypuzzlepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Atomic-Bomb.jpg



            You mean this clown?

            http://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/040527/040527_bozo_ccol.grid-4x2.jpg

            1. David 470 profile image83
              David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              LOL

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              twodawgsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              LOLOLOLOLOLOL - YES!

          3. Jerrico Usher profile image55
            Jerrico Usherposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            whoa, I didn't notice that! (the clown)! (you know the brain extends to the middle bottom of your back? There are neurons all the way down your spine- the same material the brain is made from- yea so when you get a powerful thought and your back itches- now you know why lol...

  5. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    No, you are fine!  It is a good lesson in vocab for everyone smile.

  6. ThePracticalMommy profile image95
    ThePracticalMommyposted 7 years ago

    Good to know. I'll have to check mine... Good luck!

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image82
      Kathleen Cochranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry to admit my inexperience, but what should I be checking, and how?  Thanks for the tutorial.

      1. frugalfamily profile image71
        frugalfamilyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm new at this too, but you can try copyscape.com Type in the Url of your hub and see if something else pops up.

        1. Kathleen Cochran profile image82
          Kathleen Cochranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks.  Learning as I go!

          1. ThePracticalMommy profile image95
            ThePracticalMommyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I use copyscape and sometimes just search for the hub in Google. That's how I found a plagiarist the first time....

  7. chanroth profile image69
    chanrothposted 7 years ago

    I caught one a couple of days ago...I was super angry!

  8. missolive profile image93
    missoliveposted 7 years ago

    Sharing with my followers - we need to get the word out. Thank you for posting your concerns

  9. andromida profile image60
    andromidaposted 7 years ago

    Stay careful with your HP account as well.My personal blog got hacked twice.

  10. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
    mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago

    Fellow Hubber Edweirdo has a fabulous program he created called Hubdefender. This will immediately allow you to see if your hub has been duplicated elsewhere. It does have a fee, but it really is very low and should pay for itself if it allows you to get copied articles removed from other sites.

    1. Danette Watt profile image85
      Danette Wattposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      From what I understand, that site, Hubdefender, has been shut down for some time now.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
        mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Really, that is news to me but I will check it out. As soon as I get a response I will post back here.

      2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
        mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You are right, it closed down a few months ago according to Ed. Apparently people were not keen to pay the $8 a month it cost once Panda hit. Shame, it was a good system.

  11. profile image53
    hyperimmunehealthposted 7 years ago

    this is really frustrating to hear. I'm aware there are those that find it easier to steal than do their own work but was under the impression that google would take action against them if caught. Maybe they don't want to make waves with China, just yet. Wouldn't it be ironic to have them steal copy that begged the world not to buy products made in China!!!! get the sites that steal the copy and send them the articles to post.

  12. felixkugz profile image37
    felixkugzposted 7 years ago

    Wow this is unfortunate... How do they take our content after working so hard on it! One word...flogging! Contact me when they have been caught and the whips are ready...all be working on my arm meanwhile.

  13. David 470 profile image83
    David 470posted 7 years ago

    People need to put in their own written work, not steal from others! sad

  14. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Clowns are scary - especially this one!

  15. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    What's the website?

  16. DonnaCSmith profile image91
    DonnaCSmithposted 7 years ago

    Unfortunately, foreign countries do not have to adhere to our copyright laws. I had a Korean site use one of my hubs and could not get it removed.

  17. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    I don't want to single any countries out either, but many people who host dodgy sites will register the domain at an offshore hosting account because some countries are lax when it comes to laws. This way emails will go to some company in Asia and their identity won't be discovered

    1. brakel2 profile image76
      brakel2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We need to know the website, so we can check it out for other hubs being copied.

 
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