This is a nightmare! What do we have to do to protect ourselves. Why is it the bad guy always wins.
Joshua Sunforged says it is genuinely 'down' and he knows more than anyone I have ever met on this stuff, and what he doesn't know isn't worth knowing. He certainly has more knowledge on this stuff than most of the so called 'experts' lumped together, (as many people can verify both here and elsewhere). Relax, cached versions are bound to appear for some people in searches, but these too will vanish in a week or two.
You must have done a great job, Mark, because I couldn't get the links you gave to open. The author site seems to be removed completely and the main site just showed a blank page.
I wrote a hub that gives all of the links for removing plagiarized material. The hub is titled "Content Theft" and you can find it from my profile page.
It's becoming increasingly important to check daily for content theft and my hub also gives links for doing that.
Thanks for the info, Mark!
I've been away for a while but was shocked and angered to learn about this piracy. I'm an IT dummy, so much of what I read about links how this can be prevented is Greek to me. How will we know if this happens again? And why and how did this person or persons latch onto HubPages as a source?
The audacity of this is infuriating.
I am an IT idiot myself, Jenna, and am angered at their copying our work outright. I hope it ceases, but somehow, I'm sure it won't. I wonder if HP is the only site they latch onto-maybe other sites are stolen from as well-writing sites, probably.
Take care now,
I think because HP is probably the most prominent content site, the thieves believe that they will get more traffic and make more money with our articles. That's why they latch on to us. The other thing that attracts them is the idea of hubbers making lots of money through adsense and revenue sharing. Lots of these people who steal out work are former HP members who know what's going on in the forums and the discussions about making money.
Former HP members? I guess they were the people with little or no hubs then?
I would be interested to know where the 'Lots of these people who steal our work are former HP members who know what's going on in the forums and the discussions about making money.' statement comes from Cardisa. Can you back this up with any names, links or evidence, or is this just an assumption? I know many former hubbers, and none of them would stoop so low as to steal our content, and to be honest, none of them would need to as they are generally top class writers with their own material anyway.
Misty, I'm sure Cardisa is not referring to prominent Hubbers who (as we know) have gone off to pastures new. But I'm sure there would be quite a few people who joined HP, learned how it worked, got banned for spamming and then went looking for other ways to continue their quest for easy money.
HP wasn't the only site they stole from. They also stole from 'Sooper Articles' and Ezine Articles' I believe HP was their first target though.
Copying from EzineArticles isn't stealing.
EzineArticles is deliberately set up to allow website owners to copy the articles. Writers write on EzineArticles in the hope that their articles will be re-published on several websites, which spreads their backlinks around the net.
Unfortunately, that only works if the copiers preserve the links in the text and publish the author's resource box - which many sites don't bother to do.
I don't think it's a real website anymore...I can't seem to find the bigezine site that used to be there.
Did they steal articles, poetry, short stories? Is there a way to find out whose work was stolen?
Genna, From what I understand, B-ezine stole all newly published hubs, articles, poems, whatever. The first date I noted was April 01. The site is apparently shut down now so I don't know how one would go about finding out if their stuff was stolen. I found out that my first poem was stolen from Poohgranma, who left that info and the link in a comment on that hub. I then found the other two stolen poems by scouring the countless pages on that sorry site. Found hubs by lots of Hubpage writers there, most that I saw were newly published .I personally think B-ezine was stealing all newly published material from April 01 on, but I could be wrong about that. I'm just grateful they are gone, at least for now, and I chose to sign up with MyFreeCopyright.com and register all of my new work with them. I also registered both of my Hubpages sites, tnderhrt23 and No_Clue inclusive. I don't know if that will make a differnce but I feel better about it all with that .
by Audrey Selig 8 years ago
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by Ann Leung 7 years ago
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by Judi Brown 3 years ago
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by Stacie L 32 hours ago
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by Poppy 22 months ago
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