Do i get this right? You published something on HubPages and now you complain that other people republish it? ಠ_ಠ
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I could imagine that a lot of automated spam tools scrape content form such article database to feed their own splogs, since the articles there are easy to scrape, nicely organized and get a lot of fresh content.
Captain Hindsight says: If you didn't want your articles getting scraped and republished by spambots, you should have never published it on any article website.