Copying Site... Beware

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  1. How to - Answers profile image94
    How to - Answersposted 7 years ago

    This is a nightmare!  What do we have to do to protect ourselves.  Why is it the bad guy always wins.

  2. Becky Katz profile image83
    Becky Katzposted 7 years ago

    I just went there and it is not. Just the ads.

  3. lorlie6 profile image82
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    Hmmm, strange things ahappenin', eh?

  4. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
    mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago

    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.

  5. Writer Fox profile image46
    Writer Foxposted 7 years ago

    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!

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
      Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Lol, well I'd like to claim credit but it was the army of other Hubbers who achieved it.  Still, it's the most 'popular' thread I've ever started.  Wish I could write a Hub like it.

  6. Genna East profile image87
    Genna Eastposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. lorlie6 profile image82
      lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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,

      1. Cardisa profile image91
        Cardisaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. lobobrandon profile image89
          lobobrandonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Former HP members? I guess they were the people with little or no hubs then?

        2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image95
            Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            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.

      2. Rosemay50 profile image71
        Rosemay50posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image95
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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.

  7. kittythedreamer profile image93
    kittythedreamerposted 7 years ago

    I don't think it's a real website anymore...I can't seem to find the bigezine site that used to be there.

  8. Genna East profile image87
    Genna Eastposted 7 years ago

    Did they steal articles, poetry, short stories?  Is there a way to find out whose work was stolen? 

    Thank you!

    1. No_Clue profile image63
      No_Clueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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 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 .


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