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Removed Article, Part of a set, was Stolen

 
Guest
on 05/22/2014

I wrote an article three years ago then removed it from the website and thought it was sitting patiently on my computer waiting for me to find an appropriate place to publish it, but within minutes after loading it onto Wizzley (which took me a considerable amount of time as it was my first article) I received a notice that it was removed for duplicate content and can never be published on Wizzley again. The problem is that the article is part of a series I'm working on and I WILL force the thief to remove my article from his or her website, but I don't understand why Wizzley will prevent me from posting the article in the future. I can prove it is my writing and now that this central piece has been banned I don't know if I want to continue posting anything on Wizzley! Clearly I've been punished for someone else's thievery, and this is in no way fair to honest writers! 


Cowgirl photographer and writer who loves the American Southwest!
Mira
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on 05/23/2014

Hi there, I imagine Wizzley had no way of knowing that the duplicate content was stolen from you. Now that you take measures to remove that duplicate content, things should be different.


I Zazzle as Mira_2012
chefkeem
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on 05/23/2014

Good morning! Smile

We will investigate a bit more today, and then give you notice about possibly reinstating your first article.

Kind regards,

Chef Keem

 


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
chefkeem
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on 05/23/2014

Hi Darla,

your two new articles are now online. Smile

The first one - Mary Magdalene - needs a few corrections. Apparently, when copying the text from your word program, you copied a few paragraphs twice.

Welcome to Wizzley! 


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Guest
on 05/23/2014

Thank you so much! However, Mary Magdalene was stolen and I can assure you that I am taking care of the matter! I do appreciate the fact that the notice arrived in my email or I would not have known someone had reposted my article and was benefitting from it financially for nearly three years! Thank you for your help! 


Cowgirl photographer and writer who loves the American Southwest!
WordChazer
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on 05/23/2014

DARLA!!! Heyyyy! Good to see you around ;-D

Hopefully Achim *chefkeem* will see you right and soon so that you can be back to full writing steam again.


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
Guest
on 05/23/2014

Hi! Hi! Oh my goodness I've missed talking to you SO much! I can't believe you're here! We have to catch up! Yes, they have already cleared the article, but I will not post it yet because I found someone has stolen the article and wow, they must have had it on their website for a few years now! It's going to be tough, but I have to force them to remove it. Oddly, I recognize a few other articles on there, too, and suspect they belong to people I know. None of the articles have names on them and they are all clearly professionally written. Ugh. Drives me nuts. 


Cowgirl photographer and writer who loves the American Southwest!
chefkeem
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on 05/23/2014

Darla, if you correct the double paragraphs in your first article, you may republish it again. Google won't punish you for the fact that the article's already published elsewhere.

In other words, you don't have to wait until you get the other site to remove your text. It may never happen anyway.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
WriterArtist
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on 05/23/2014

Is there a way, you can know that your content is being copied?


Sheri_Oz
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on 05/23/2014

I, for one, am glad this is getting sorted out. I thoroughly enjoyed your article on Maid Marian and am looking forward to reading more of your material.


Guest
on 05/24/2014

Thank you everyone! I will publish it. I discovered it was recopied when I was told it would not publish--it was the only reason I could imagine it would be turned down, that someone had stolen my article. This has happened numerous times before. At one point I had 150 articles online with a company that changed its focus, so I removed most of my articles, but I also have numerous popular blogs and even my blog posts are stolen at times. My most popular news article on the shooting of wild burros in Big Bend Ranch State Park in Texas was swiped the second day it was online and it took the efforts of many people and three months to force the owner of the website where it was republished to remove the article. In fact, the website shut down because it was discovered that all of the articles on the site were stolen. I suspect this is the case with this article, as well. There are many carefully-written articles on the website where it was republished and not one of them has an author listed. I had no idea--it's possible this person was making money from my work for almost three years! When I received the notice from Wizzley I typed the title into Google for a search and it showed up--that's how I found it. It's sad that people do these things. I have friends who have over 1000 articles online--how can you keep track of that much work? 


Cowgirl photographer and writer who loves the American Southwest!
WordChazer
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on 05/24/2014

@WriterArtist I use Copyscape Premium. You buy credits in lots of 200 and they're valid for years (although I have over 100 which are about to expire in June so if anyone needs any writing checked, I'm happy to oblige).

Cost is one credit per article and you can check up to 2000 words which covers most articles, even my epics. It will list everywhere it can find phrases such as the title and more than four words the same in any article on the same subject.


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
chefkeem
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on 05/24/2014

Copyscape Premium costs $10 for 200 credits. However, you can use a free version, which gives you something like 5 free searches a day (or a month? I forgot.) Normally, you don't need more searches, anyway. Smile

http://www.copyscape.com/


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Guest
on 05/24/2014

I will look into that chefkeem. I think it's worth it. Especially when a person has many articles online. I wish there was a more effective way to protect online writing! Thank you for your advice and your kindness. It is greatly appreciated!


Cowgirl photographer and writer who loves the American Southwest!
JoHarrington
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on 05/24/2014

Darrrrrrrrrrrrrrrlllllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Sorry, it looks like you'd been trying to get hold of me over this, but I was lost in a world of Zazzle and hadn't checked my messages.  You got the right person sorting it out anyway.  All I'd have done is contact Chef Keem. :D


Guest
on 05/24/2014

Hi Jo! I was really trying to get a hold of you to say howdy and tell you I've missed talking to you! Good to see you again! Thanks for checking in. Hopefully we'll be able to catch up some day soon, but I took a list at your article list and I don't know if you'll have time! I read your articles, but I had no idea you had so many online--I still remember when you hit 100! Lol! Good to see your smiling face! 


Cowgirl photographer and writer who loves the American Southwest!
LindaSmith1
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on 03/29/2015

Hub pages writer has found a ton of content from HP stolen and  put on this site.

 

http://www.2uidea.com/


Linda Smith
TessaSchlesinger
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on 04/09/2015

For what it is worth, you can report it to Google as copyrighted material, and so long as you can prove it is  your own, they will de-index the other site for you. It takes a few months.


I have done this successfully.

LindaSmith1
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on 04/10/2015

Tess: I was just letting people know about this thief.  It looks like the one site has been shut down but they have other sites with stolen content.


Linda Smith
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