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We all have goals. Mine seems to be providing high quality online content for people to read and steal. Don't confuse me with venerable writer Mark Ewbie who dominates BubbleWs.com concurrently with this place. We both use a keyboard but not concurrently the way it's accomplished on NCIS.
Regularly I delve into the muck of online content piracy. HubPages kindly provides links to those who would pass off my crud as their own. It's bad enough as original dreck: who needs to recycle it?
Of course we petition Google to digitally slap down offenders. That works really well if the bad guys speak English and live in a country where they don't unelect presidents by shooting them. Mostly, filing a DMCA claim becomes an exercise in copy/paste. Nothing happens beyond carpal tunnel.
Scraping software written by freshmen programmers at ITT Tech allows anyone with broadband and electricity to hoover your stuff. Your entire portfolio duplicates itself magically as you sleep. Feel free to digitally threaten but your time is better spent backstroking across the Ganges.
So I click over to a web site hosted in a country with the GDP of Detroit. I read my crud in the form of a blog posting. Sometimes it's still written by nicomp. Sometimes they take time from chasing sand fleas to actually alter the author's credits. I wasn't particularly proud of it when I specifically wrote it but now it looks even worse because the formatting is munged and the background color is generic WordPress.
Yes, I am in the habit of posting a comment on a posting of stuff stolen from me. I typically compose something insightful: "This content stolen from Http://www.xxxxx.xxxx." That always puts those pirates in their place. The site goes offline almost immediately as highly skilled middle-school dropouts efficiently sanitize their pages and beg my forgiveness. Yes, that happens.
Here is a photo to steal
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More often than not my thoughtful comments find themselves mocked. Evidently the illiterate miscreants ripping me off can type. Often they pile onto each other, regaling themselves with self-congratulation over their ability to hide anonymously. If only their parents knew what was going on in the basement.
You're still here? Let's talk about Google
Google wields mighty authority where people like money and still think that they can earn some from Google. Ad Choices is owned by Google. I, personally, love Google with all my heart as far as you know. If they tell me to do something I spring into action. When Google says 'jump' I say 'when and where should I come down?'
Verily there is money to be made but that possibility shrinks if Google convinces itself you spread your material across multiple sites. NBC can do it with Big Bang Theory reruns but you shalt not duplicate your content on two or more sites. Reprint an article at your own peril. Powerful Google computers will register hurt feelings, causing your Page Rank to go negative. Those pennies add up even more slowly when your seminal article on grilled cheese sandwiches gets copied by scammers as they pick their nose with the other hand.
Here comes a list with bullets
- Copying stuff = bad.
- Google hates duplication.
- A high quality hub includes photos and a quiz at the end.
- Bullets do not transfer well when your hubs are pirated.
Read a little more, then you will see another photo.
As we all know, or you should know and you will shortly know because you are about to read it, don't steal stuff that other people wrote. From their active synapses to their bleeding fingers these dedicated compositionists deserve your acquiescence. Honor the wordsmiths by fighting the urge to desecrate them, Respect the originality.
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To conclude what has already been stated and restated numerously: don't take my words. I mean, take my words with a grain of salt, but don't literally take my words in a violating pirating sense.