Stolen hub

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  1. Peggy W profile image97
    Peggy Wposted 9 years ago

    I was notified today that one of my hubs was copied.  Fortunately Hubpages gave me the link and also a DMCA worded threat to remove the stolen work from their site which I copied and pasted as a comment.  What is a reasonable amount of time to wait for results before doing something else?

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image91
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I still find online posts of a story I wrote for a Chicken Soup book years ago. They usually credit me (even claim I gave permission for them to use it). I've never bother to go after them, but maybe Panda will open that door. The one that really irritates me is a person who posted a photo claiming it was me and a young boy I wrote about in my story.

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 9 years ago

    Hey Peggy, give it a day or two and check back.

    1. Peggy W profile image97
      Peggy Wposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!  Appreciate the advice.

  3. LuisEGonzalez profile image85
    LuisEGonzalezposted 9 years ago

    You know what would be just peachy.......if every time someone found a hub that was copied,stolen etc... they would let the rest of us know the site so that the rest of us could see if our hubs have been also copied or stolen............roll

    1. sofs profile image83
      sofsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That would really be in the spirit of community and making it possible for us to collective nail the content thieves.
      If Izzy had not started a thread I would not have known that my hub was copied ...and we found that there were about 30 hubs copied by the thief.

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        30 that I listed. I would say there were 100s of hubs over there, but I didn't have the bandwidth to check every article out.

        I didn't see one by Luis, but that's not say there are none there.

        Edit: my DMCA has gone through and although my copied hub is still there, it is no longer showing in Google search.

        1. sofs profile image83
          sofsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Izzy... I haven't heard from hub is still there...

    2. Peggy W profile image97
      Peggy Wposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good idea! is the site that stole my hub regarding White Sands National Monument:

      1. Peggy W profile image97
        Peggy Wposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        The crazy thing is...they give me credit on their site as the author...but is stolen with ads of their own on the site.  So not OK with me!

    3. Jlbowden profile image86
      Jlbowdenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Luis:

      I just recently posted a new and separate forum thread in reference to this topic, under the help forums. Go to the following site here because as you can see I am spotlighed as a hubber on this site with a few of my articles. I did not give permission to anyone on this site to post this information including my profile. And if you click on the webmasters tab while on this page, scroll down half way on right and you will notice another hubber by the name of Jess Show on there as well. Quite annoying to say the least. Hope my feedback helps alert you and other hubpage writers as to what is happening. I know one thing for sure, there certainly are a lot of thiefs out there.


      1. Peggy W profile image97
        Peggy Wposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        It is maddening because even though you are featured as a HubPage writer, the person earning any money from the ads on this site is NOT YOU!  As you say...there are many thieves out there!  Sad!

        1. IzzyM profile image88
          IzzyMposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          There are links there going back to his hubs. This other person is not gaining traffic or advertising revenue from J Bowden, if anything it is sending him more.

  4. hazelwood4 profile image75
    hazelwood4posted 9 years ago

    I also had a Hub stolen too.  Here is the site addy. … hville-in/

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Could you please break the live link you have posted?

      There is an edit button bottom right of the post that you have written, but it is only there for a few hours after you post.

      Put a space after the http, that should do it.

    2. hazelwood4 profile image75
      hazelwood4posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry about the live link.  The next time I post I will use your suggestion!  Thank you!  Just curious, when I post a live link what does this do? Thanks Mike

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Gives the thief a nice backlink from a high PR site (Hubpages).

        1. Writer Fox profile image42
          Writer Foxposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Content theft of Hubs has become a hot forum topic.  I just published a Hub about 'Content Theft', and it contains important information about what to do when plagiarism happens and the Hub has hot links for reporting content theft.  One thing I point out in the Hub is:  don't EVER link to the site that has stolen your content!  One thing I will mention about the Hub I wrote is that Google will respond quickly and remove the thief's site from its search engine and Yahoo/Bing will, too.  The right links for that are on my Hub.  Fight back!  You'll be helping many people when you report the theft to many websites.  Glad you posted your experience!

          1. Peggy W profile image97
            Peggy Wposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I read some of your suggestions, Writer Fox, and after contacting some of the advertisers on the stolen hub contact site, it was finally taken down.  The little red (c) sign is still showing up on the hub as a notification.  Guess I should notify HubPages staff of that glitch.  Thanks for all of your ideas!

            1. hazelwood4 profile image75
              hazelwood4posted 9 years agoin reply to this

              I never thought about it that way.  Thank you for the information!  I wonder if there is a way to disable copying from directly from our Hupages?  It would be nice if the site had this type of security built right in.  In the past I was a member of an art site that had this type of technology built right into the website.  You could right click, but after that it disabled your keystroke to copy!

  5. Dame Scribe profile image64
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    You'd think with all the training and education out there on building software, hardware, etc., there would be something available for sites to prevent content theft sad isn't it best when we can solve our own problems smile

    1. hazelwood4 profile image75
      hazelwood4posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I couldn't agree with you more...,

  6. viking305 profile image94
    viking305posted 9 years ago

    Okay there is a blogger who has blogs on the FanBox,com site(there is a comma there instead of a full stop so not to create a live link) This site hosts lots of blogs. 

    I found one of my hubs there the other day on a blog called 50 ways to make money online. I emailed the support team and they took it down within 2 days.

    Unfortunately this blatant thief has copied other hubs from HubPages.  The first four blog posts apart from my own are all from hubbers.  I have contacted these writers and warned them. 

    It looks like all the blog posts are stolen hubs but I can not check for any more hubbers.

    Please everyone go there and check for yourself.

    If you find one then you can send an email to make a complaint. The address is

    This blog is here. Again I will put a comma where the full stop should be.   http://blogs,

    She has 31 blogs in all on this site and I have not even looked at the others yet.


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