Today I found one of my hubs copied on another site. From a quick look, I imagine that the whole blog is compiled from copied articles. It's a WordPress blog Reality Inspiration. Clearly her inspiration comes from the reality of other people's hard work!
There is definitely one other copied hub on there, as well as my own on chapped lips. She seems to go for beauty/lifestyle articles, so if you write on these subjects you might want to check.
So far I have left a comment asking for my work to be removed, if it isn't very shortly I will contact WordPress admin.
Aggravating isn't it? thank you for letting us know Judi-Bee
I'll go check it out
although frustrating it may be a good thing - I cannot find the blog Judi Bee. I did a google search for 'Reality - Inspiration - wordpress' and nothing comes up.
To find out if an article has been copied, simply type a few of the beginning text into the google search engine. All of the articles that have those keywords will populate.
If the URL or internet address is something other than the hubpage address, then the article has been copied. Hubpages should look into even the writer not having access to the copy and paste feature that is used to transfer text from one site to the other.
Yahoo Contributor Network has the tool installed where the text can not be copied and paste not even by the author himself. Blocking the copy and paste feature on the writing site has caused the writer to used Microsoft Word to draft original articles.
Such a practice of blocking the copy and paste feature would stop much of the "hubsnatching."
Thank you for letting hubbers know this. Some of us work so hard. I know some of my hubs take me quite a while to do with the research that I put in them.
Yea some people likes to Blog by sharing others articles. It can actually help you if the person who copied puts a backlink to the original article. This could help you get a Backlink and return traffic the original writers. Now if you do not like that i recommend you contact the Blogger and send him/her an email to stop copying your articles. You could also file copyrighted appeal.
Don't mind people sharing by mentioning your article and giving a backlink - that's lovely. But completely copying the article and putting their name at the bottom of it is not useful. For one thing it creates a duplicate content issue, for another it robs you of page views and finally its just downright rude!
Yes as long as they acknowledge you as the author or put a link I think its ok...good publicity. However I have seen people do the same thing and claim as there own. I thin it is ok if they use your work as inspiration for there writing and change it to make it there own.
No...it is NOT ok if they acknowledge you as the author without asking if they can use your article. Inspiration is okay just as long as they don't spin your article... just changing it to your own is not okay. Plagiarism is also defined as "close imitation."
tnvrstar - A Blogger cannot copy a hub. They can however write a new article or summary, which supports the hub and then create a link, but It is NEVER ok to copy any of the hub text. Title yes - text no.
I'm currently having an issue with a couple of authors that are featuring my hub in theirs as an additional resource (this is fine and an honor) BUT they are copying my entire first paragraph as a summary (not fine). I'm afraid it will trigger the bots as copied content.
Whenever I promote or feature somebody else's work in one of my hubs or blogs I always write a new summary or review of my own to promote their work. The only thing I copy is the Title, which I link back.
Thanks for the warning. I am new to HubPages and didn't realize something like this could happen.
This is awful... Thanks for the inspiration. I don't see the point why some people do this. They don't realize that they too can write, they just have to try doing it themselves!
here is another site that has copied some of my content and there are articles on there that might have come from other writers here.
I'm on a major mission now! Just found that a site that has now been taken down had one of mine posted too. I really must keep on top of this more.
Thanks for the heads up 2uesday.
Found hubs there from SimeyC and Dolores Monet, Sue.
I can't find the reality one either.
Here's the wordpress one: ht tp://realityinspiration.wordpress.com/
Thanks for the heads-up, Izzy. I found one of mine there already. Left them a message and filed a DMCA. Seems like there is way too much of this stealing lately.
This on has not even removed the references to Hubbers and Hubpages etc. I am putting a gap in the http to prevent the link being a live one.
The Cheek of these people - stealing other people's hard work.
Hope it doesn't happen again to you.
I just found my Mirena article on www.xiaoduola.com. I cannot access the website though. I have never heard of this website. How on earth do I get it removed if I cannot even view the website?
I just found one of my hubs copied and pasted and published under a different name on:
http://blogs.fanbox.com I am PISSED!!!
Try this site. it is a powerful one and will be a lot easier than contacting the website. Should work for Isadora too.
http://support.google.com/bin/request.p … pe=lr_dmca
Thanks Becky and everyone else on this thread.
I just recieved this mail from google:
Thanks for reaching out to us.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have completed
processing your infringement complaint. The following webpages will be
removed from Google in a few hours:
http://blogs.fanbox.com/SinglePost.aspx … mp;apid=-1
Please let us know if we can assist you further.
Becky - I clicked the link to Google support you posted and it came back "Page Not Found." I'd love to get that page, for future reference. Can you re-post it? Or feel free to contact me directly. Thanks!
I have been getting that a lot lately. The link is good, The server is messed up. Try again in a few minutes.
I have been trying to put the link on but it keeps changing. It is posted elsewhere in this forum, down below by writer fox
In my case, this person copied my hub and published it under their name!!! No credit, no link... straight lifting! Blatant plagiarism.
Good work! I'm so glad Google is responding quickly to these requests. I think this will have a BIG effect on content thieves and it might even create more jobs for online writers. Thank you for posting Google's reply.
WF, I've been filing DMCA requests with Google for a few years now and they've always responded fairly quickly. Site like Wordpress.com, GoArticles and a few other rev-sharing sites respond quickly too. It hasn't had any major effect on content thieves so far, so I don't see why that should change.
All we can do is keep being vigilant about checking for plagiarism on our own stuff. It's an ongoing job.
Thanks for keeping us abreast of people stealing others' work. It is really helpful to someone like myself who does not have a lot of time to track down if someone has plagiarized one of my hubs.
It might be an idea to place our own warnings about plagiarism at the top of our hubs, that way its not likely to be missed when a thief comes along.
Reading all through the previous posts, it seems that these things are abundant all throughout the internet.
The internet is in need of some refreshing and cleaning.
Good for you that you found your own content copied by others. ohh plagiarism! They are so mean thinking that you worked hard for your content and yet it was just copied by someone else and claiming that they own that article. Gee.
Sadly this in not something that we end soon. There will aways be people who are not willing to work hard on their own. This has happened in the past and will happen in the future.
I found hubs that I have already seen here on HP. Still looking around.
(1) How to be a good husband
(2)How to start the life of your dreams
(3) How to find out if a girl likes you
(4)How to teach your teens about money
There might be more. Guys you really need to check it out!
There's no good reason why copying is still going on,especially since Google is so strict with writing sites like ours. Mr. G could easily stop this with a copy scape ,so why don't they?
Some Punt To Win Only - Some to Place.
They Have Each Way bets in play!
In that way they maximize their returns, as they don't refund advertisers who have had their impressions on 'Copied' articles on the net! They Know!
I would get sent no traffic if they did that. Not that I get much from them anyway.
Google seems to have placed all the scraper sites above mine in the rankings!
While mine are the originals, Google doesn't seem too know that.
This exact topic is being discussed on another Hub Forum you might want to check out: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/88738
Here's the link for Google that gives their form to fill out:
http://support.google.com/bin/request.p … pe=lr_dmca
What others are allowed to do is quote a few sentences and then link to your article. If someone has posted your entire article, then I agree with UninvitedWriter that it is wrong and is considered intellectual property theft and a violation of your copyright.
I found one of my hubs on 5 different sites and one of them are Italian.!! It is difficult when I don´t speak Italian to know where to send the email. Is it worth the struggle to find the email address or should I try Google instead?
The sites are:
blogetery.com, myblog.it, bravejournal.com, blog.com, edublogs.org
Most of them have copied the entire hub, word by word! Unbelievable, I get so tired....
Send it straight to Google. You can use the one form to put all the sites in, so it's a lot less work for you.
Plus, sites get a fright when Google contacts them, and it'll maybe make them think twice in future before they steal someone else's work.
Thanks for reposting the link, Writerfox (and for the original link, Becky). Very useful.
Thank you very much! It makes it so much easier. You saved my evening:)
One of my hubs was copied (spinned) by a wordpress author. I completed the DMC report at Wordpress and spoke with one of their administrators via email. The articles was gone soon after I proved that it was my own. I periodically enter my hub titles in the browser, not only to see how they're doing (ranking), but to see if my article has been copied by another.
I assume you mean Wordpress.com? They are very quick to act if you report plagiarism. GoArticles is another site that's efficient in deleting copied stuff - you don't even need to send them a DMCA, a simple email is enough.
How did you find out that your article was stolen? It would help us all to know how you discovered this!
I did a search on google on one very special word in my hub, and saw that there were so many articles! Even if my hub was first, the other five came after. Apparently, they have been there for a long time! I left a comment on some of them with a request that they take away the article, but nothing has happened. Except that my comments are gone! So now, I send a complaint to google.
It is good to have someone like all you on hub pages to ask!
So, someone snatched one of my hubs and copy-pasted it, down to my catchphrase (check any of my recent hubs to see the catchphrase at the end).
Here's the offending article:
http://gameolosophy.com/consoles/skywar … rth-temple
I sent an email to Triond and another to Hubpages (my content predates the offender's repost by a full day).
I do the hard work, and others try to get paid for it. That's irritating, to say the least.
Winterfate, report the website to Google. Here's the link:
http://support.google.com/bin/request.p … pe=lr_dmca
winterfate, the same guy stole one of my hubs on the same day. I found it last night. I left a scathing comment telling him to immediately remove the content in the comment section with a link to my original hub. I also contacted the site owner basically saying the same thing. The article was removed immediately.
Try leaving a comment on the page with a link to your original article and demand that he take it down immediately.
Here is the thread I posted. http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/89889#post1919679
I'll leave a comment on your stolen article also.
Here is the contact info for the site on which it appears, Gameolosophy.
Thanks a bunch Writer Fox! I have just finished filling out the report form.
Hoepfully I can get the situation under control as soon as possible.
I just joined i have a dumb question or correct me if im wrong
Im new to this.... So the idea is to do up a hub video or whatever and the ads that are flashing if you or whoever buys whatever they are selling. They give you a taste of the sale right? Im a big time newbie
Click the "help" button at the top right hand corner and check out the Learning Center - it will tell you everything you need to know. Good luck!
Ldrjr - make sure you're posting in the correct forum thread. This one is about plagiarism on the internet, so you're in the wrong place if you want an answer.
However, you might check out the Learning Center:
Hubpages got back to me, verified the content, and certified my article as the original! Hooray!
Now to get the impostor to take down the article at his end...
Thanks for the support rebekah! I recalled that I have an account on Triond, so I wrote a comment on the article too.
You're welcome. Hey, I feel your pain! It's frustrating. I did leave a comment as a guest, as I don't have an account there. Be sure to send a message to the contact person. Good luck!
I had already sent a message to Triond, but they claim that the articles have been taken down and snowneo banned already.
Whether snowneo is banned is debateable, but my article is sure still there.
Bugger being nice! Contact Google and file a DMCA.
I was 'nice' for a long time. I wrote patient letters off to webmasters and all sorts, trying to avoid serious problems for websites.
Nine times out of ten the offending articles were removed.
Now it happens ten times out of ten, because I am done with being nice. this is such an ongoing problem, something needs to be done.
Oh, I already did IzzyM. Thing is, Google hasn't done anything yet (they might have a backlog of investigation requests or something). So, in the meantime, I'm trying to see if I can get it taken down the nice way.
If they won't listen to me, I'm pretty sure they'll listen to Google.
@rebekahELLE: I'll go contact the direct owner of Gameolosophy then.
Victory is mine!
Thought you guys would like to know that the article snowneo plagiarized from me has been deleted. Thanks to everyone who has helped me in one way or another through this situation. You're awesome!
I didn't heard any results from google about my complaint but now when I did a search, all the sites that previously had my article copied was gone!! Fantastic, it works! I am so grateful for all the help in this forum thread, Thanks all :-)
FYI - just found through a Google search that two of my hubs were lifted and posted whole at this (really bad) site:
bigezine dot com
They have identical identifying headers, but were posted under two different authors - men (the hubs were clearly written by a woman - me).
I've written to the administrator of the site, and placed comments on both article pages. Crossing my fingers.
It seems to happen all the time. I hope that your actions will be enough and solve the problem! But if not, file a DMCA to google!
Hi Judi, do you just run your articles through 'Copyscape' or similar on frequent basis to see if there is anything on the web matching yours?
After so many comments on this forum, I just wrote a Hub titled "Content Theft." I put all the information I use for detecting plagiarism, responding to plagiarism and preventing plagiarism. I also included some methods of finding your stolen content that you might not have heard about before. Hope this helps everyone. If you have another source to add, just post it in the comments.
I just found one of my hubs stolen word for word at this site ideamarketers. com. Left a space after the . so that I do not to leave a live link.
Hi Writer Fox just read your Hub, and what a lot of info you have given us. I bookmarked it. Thanks so much
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