What do you do when someone copies your article and paste elsewhere?
I guess if you know they've done it, then contact them citing your copyright to the material, the date you posted it, and ask them to remove it.
Also, if there is the facility to do so, post a comment to their version of your article repeating this, that they have breached copyright and that the article belongs to you and asking them to remove it. Provide a link to your genuine version of the article.
If this doesn't work, contact the administrator of the site on which your article has been illegally posted explaining the situation and asking them to remove the post.
Hopefully one of these will work.
While contacting the administrator of the site is a good idea, I've found that they rarely respond. More likely than not you're going to have to file a DMCA complaint with google. Doing so will get the url of the duplicate removed from the google search engine. It's not the perfect solution, but for me it has been the only solution. There's a great article here on hubpages that describes the process:
http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/how- … -complaint
by Shaun Higley 7 years ago
Deborah Schroeder and I have published more Hubs for over 7 days now and they remain unpublished. Status: sent for publishing - Are you attempting to chase us away?
by nightnight 6 years ago
I was an active writer on helium.com.I want to move some articles from them to here and just off the web. I cant figure out how to delete the articles as their policy seems to be a little tight on deleting content. Anyone know how to do this? Thanks
by Lionrhod 3 years ago
So over the past few weeks I've been wanting to re-publish some of my old articles.Knowing that Google has a prob with duplicate pages I start looking up my articles on the web, and crud! My articles are ALL over the web. Some of them have 10-20 dupes.I suppose I should feel complimented!Meanwhile...
by Rochelle Frank 10 months ago
Yep, it was. I looked up the owner of the blog and sent the suggested dmca info to them , no response.I delved further and found out it was on aTumblr site. I looked around and found a contact that deals with copyright issues. Sent the information. They replied promptly, asked a question or two and...
by Veronica Roberts 6 years ago
Have you rewritten Hubs for publication elsewhere?If so, was it for your own personal site or for another paid site?
by Anti-Valentine 6 years ago
I know I've seen this elsewhere online, where you can't actually copy text or images. You can view pictures but not download them or even embed them. Would it be possible to do this at all? At least it would cut down on manual scraping attempts - although content could still be harvested via RSS...
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