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A Royal Pain in the Arse of a Content Thief!

  1. wordscribe43 profile image92
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    If you write about fashion at all, beware of a content thief I've run across.  This individual or group of individuals has stolen many of our hubs.  But, here's the part that's really a pain:  they're scattered ALL over the world wide web.  I've found quite a few of mine already and have filed DMCAs with Google. 

    If you're interested in checking out whether or not your material has been stolen, all you need to do is Google "liulifang".  Most of my hubs were stolen under the alias "liulifang22", but there's "iulifang" plus every conceivable number after the alias, too.  11 is another big one. 

    You can get an inkling of how much this thug likes to steal hubs when you Google the name and the word "hub".  Of course in this case your hub will only show up if you happen to have used the word "hub".  But, I'm just trying to demonstrate just how many have been ripped off.

    I wish I could direct you all to just one website.  But, that's not how these people roll.  OH NO!  The content is scattered literally everywhere... from Wordpress blogs to Blogger to Livedoor.  You name it, it's there.

    Funny thing, this individual (or group) is also here on HP.  Under the same name but with different numbers again.  I've yet to see any hubs published from the accounts, however. 

    If you do find any of your hubs copied, don't even try to contact the web host.  Most of them are in Japan or China and I got nowhere.  Not even sure why I tried, really.  Anyway, just go directly through Google.

    This whole thing has totally pi$$ed me off.  I really want to see him/her/them/IT go DOWN...  Anyway, though you all should know.

  2. Pearldiver profile image79
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    Hi Laura..

    So sorry to see this YET AGAIN.. I know exactly how you feel mate!
    Thanks for the Heads up.  Other than this... hope you're doing okay smile
    Take care.. PD

  3. wordscribe43 profile image92
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    Hi Rob,

    I know you know how I feel.  It's totally exasperating!  I am just hoping I actually get somewhere with Google.  I have no idea how long it will take to get the material down.  I normally go to the web host because they are quite expeditious.  Anyway, hope you are well!

  4. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Thanks WS, unfortunately, it will never stop, and probably only increase. They figure out how to work it and do it until they're caught, and start over again.

    Anyone with that many links about Ugg boots.. roll

  5. IzzyM profile image90
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    Good luck with that DMCA if the thief is Chinese.

    In my experience, they return the DMCA form with their excuses/apologies to Google using the counter claim form.

    That's it. Game over. Google tells you to employ a lawyer and wash their hands. They don't even bother using their own translate service.

  6. Healthy Pursuits profile image91
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years ago

    So have you flagged the profile on HP?

  7. fiftyish profile image60
    fiftyishposted 5 years ago

    Theft is rife on the Internet. In actual fact, the big Google actually scrape all web content and deliver it to subscribers by way of Google Reader, so they're no better. But seeing your hard work appear on other people's websites being claimed as their own is really annoying. It happened to me recently and here's what I did:

    * I found the contact details of the thief using WHOIS
    * I then contacted the thief with the following email

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I've noticed that you have taken some unique content from the website: (my site here), and published on the pages of (thief's site here)

    You may or may not have known that it's illegal to take content from one site and publish it on another without permission, so I will give you the benefit of the doubt and ask to you remove 'ALL' the content taken from (my site here), within 48 hours. 

    If the content remains, then I shall notify (their hosting company here), and inform them of the situation.


    Andy Aitch

    I got a reply within 1 hour which simply said:


    It was almost as if the crook was annoyed with me for catching him/her out!

    Hope this helps

    Andy Aitch