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How do you know if your Online Content has been Stolen?
If you've ever had your online articles or blog posts stolen, how did you find out about it? What can you do to protect your content from being stolen or copied?
I do not know the answer to this question, but like you I have the same question so I would also like to know more. Thanks for asking.
You can go to this site ( http://www.duplichecker.com) and copy paste a few sentences into the text box and it will tell you if the content is duplicate or original. http://www.duplichecker.com/
But remember, some hubbers know to change some key words and sentence structure (example of their adding: I think this is the best method....) or (In my experience....) so that the duplicate checker above gets thrown off and content comes up as original.
You can do what I am doing.....although YOU can see the date of your hub being published, the readers cannot. I date every one of my hubs now. Why? Because some people are just plain rude - they read mine and they go and paraphrase it and write theirs a day later. You can "flag" their hub and in option box tell HP why you think it is copied, and see if you can get results that way.
Other hubbers who are more versed in DMCA filings can explain that process to you far better than I. I have had no luck with that avenue. Advice from another hubber told me to make sure I put a COPYSCAPE logo on every hub (DO NOT COPY - THIS WORK IS COPYRIGHT PROTECTED) and I have been doing that.
Before doing that, one of my hubs was stolen almost word for word with very little sentence structure changes, but for a few "I think" and "In my opinion" blurbs thrown in, and that's why it was not a valid complaint for plagarism (duplicate content).
I hope this has been of help to you. Go through the hub forums and you will see other questions about this topic where many others have replied with excellent suggestions.
I know my Online Content has been stolen for articles I submitted at Ezine Articles, especially where the person does not acknowledge the original author of the article. They replace my bio box with their own affiliate links, do minor re-arrangement of how I set out my article and they have it on their sites as their own.
I check from time to time to find out on what position my articles on Google are and there I find my articles being copied / stolen by other people. Their posts are normally some days after my articles are indexed in Google.
I have emailed a few website owners, especially the ones who have replaced my bio box with their links that what they do is wrong and they must acknowledge the author.
It is not a good feeling when you find out your online content has been stolen.
There are other ways you can find out about this. Thank you awordlover for the information shared here.
I don't know much about computers and now you showed me how and where to search and gave me great tips.Have a wonderful day.
by Melody Trent5 years ago
I have been spending part of the day sending emails to hubbers whoses content has been stolen. This website has stolen at LEAST 20 hubbers work (After emailing and talking to a lot of people I AM POSITIVE that this site...
by Vinaya Ghimire3 years ago
How many of you have your hubs stolen?I have 152 hubs of which 11 have been stolen.
by Nimesh De Silva4 years ago
My Content Has Been StolenTwo of my articles have been stolen (copied from word-to-word, even pictures). I only noticed this when Hubpages pointed it out to me. Original: http://nimeshdesilva.hubpages.com/hub/T …...
by Ferhan Johar3 years ago
Submitting article to ezine articles,from article that we already posted in our blog,can we do this?Let say i have a blog, and i create unique content, each day, then i want to create backlinks to my blog, i do this by...
by Katina Davenport6 years ago
Have you checked to see if any of your articles have been stolen from bigezine?What are you planning to do about?
by TheKatsMeow4 years ago
How do you cope with stolen content?I am not talking about how to report it and take it down, I am asking about how you deal with the fact that your work has been stolen. How do you react? Do you continue to write? give...
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