How do you feel about your work being copied?
How do you feel when you see your work copied word for word and printed under another person's name? Does it bother you? Do you think it is fair?
It has happened just a couple of times to my knowledge. I dont like it but the world is not fair....Guess that means that somebody saw fit to copy something I had created which is kinda cool but not!
I especially do not like when copied work ranks higher then the original work....that's not right at all!
It is not only unfair it is theft. If you find your work on another site without your permission take action on it. Do a "whois" search and find out if you can determine who is hosting their website and contact them. Many times you can get the content removed and in some cases the site will be taken down. I have filed cease and desist letters with website owners before and gone to the web host. You can even file a complaint with google and possibly have the offending site unlisted. Fortunately I have had good results with this and my content has been immediately removed.
You can also contact Google. If the site uses Adsense, Google goes after it pretty hardcore. I had a few Suite 101 articles stolen and posted on another site, as did some other writers. Many of us contacted Google and a few days later, the site was down.
Sometimes you get a heads-up from someone who recognizes your work or sometimes in the forums there will be a thread about a scraper. When people mention a scraper it is always best to check out the website to see if any of your work is there. I know there is a program called copyscape that can help you to find out if your work is copied. What I do is simply search for some keywords in my article on the search engines and then I know if it has been copied or not on another website.
by Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago
As hubbers, we know that our content can and will be copied. We file DMCA complaints. We try to use CopyScape. We try to sign up for Google alerts.Is there any other way to help protect our content BEFORE it happens, rather than suffering the after-effects of losing Google traffic and having...
by Lori J Latimer 3 years ago
Perhaps this is old hat and I didn't read the memo, but just wanted to let you know (I informed HubPages) that web host service dot org has hacked HubPages. http : // webhostservice . org/ They have inserted their url into every one of my Hubs.
by Wesley Meacham 6 years ago
What do you do if your article is copied to a foriegn website?I've found 2 of my hubs copied to a Chinese website. The site is actually built around copying articles from English sites and republishing the orriginal articles with Chinese translations inserted in between paragraphs. They provide a...
by Audrey Selig 7 years ago
There is so much of this going on that it may not be worthwhile to mention. Since I know that this site is not cooperative, I sent my DMCA complaint to Google. My hub is copied word for word with all the lovely photographs and even a link to another similar hub. It probably is my best hub with lots...
by Ann810 2 years ago
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by Poppy 15 months ago
I'm so angry. Today I got the little red circled C warning me my content was stolen. A quick scan in the plaguirism checker showed that someone had copied one of my game guides word for word onto their site. Do they not realise that just adding "Source: (link to the LevelSkip article) doesn't...
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