I believe in this lifetime, there are people who desire to become successful and get on the fast tract of life by stealing from others. Taking achievements others have earned through hard work and labeling it their own. I've seen many good book writers go against copyright thieves. Would it make you angry or would it make you feel like you have become successful, that someone took notice of your work and thought it could gain them achievement?
sort by best latest
You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.
I'm trying to make sense of it. I found out that someone stole my Hub of the Day. I guess I'm trying not to be angry. This happened before when someone stole a greeting card design and published it for $$ in a magazine!
Someone stole my top hub which was hub of the day. They posted it word for word on blogger and used my photos, never citing any credit to me.
That is just plain wrong.
Read the question. A thief is a thief period. If he or she seeks your permission and you give it that's different.
Someone who steals from you is a thief. Someone who promotes you and your work is something else.
Hi Writer Chuck! Someone took my hub of the day from hubpages and posted it on blogger. Someone else kindly found it and filed a complaint after noticing one of theirs was stolen as well.
Thank you! This is someone on blogger and apparently stole a bunch of our articles. Someone filed a complaint against them in google. It really upsets me that they picked off my number 1 hub.
This is a quote directly from the official US Government Copyright Office page on the subject: "The practice of sending a copy of your own work to yourself... is not a substitute for registration." You can still use blog post dates to your benefit.
Thank you RG! Good to know!
has your answers.
RGNestle, Agree this is not a substitute for official registration, though for smaller articles and blogs this can sometimes seem a time consuming hassle. The ability to prove copyright is key. It depends on how you value your work.
Yes, small posts can be more troublesome. For any item stolen posts, file a copyright immediately, spend the registration $$, and then report the thief to the FBI. Info link here: http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-infringement...
I hear every word you are saying here! I can file my own lawsuit if need be. What I hear is that someone did file a complaint to Google on my behalf and others who were also stolen from. It was a blog that was just created to steal hubs.
I believe this person "followed" me for 2 hours. I have the email sent by HP. He was banned. Then my hub of the day was placed on a new account on Blogger. You are right. Stealing is stealing!