What I'm getting at? If I'm missing something or wrong, please someone explain.
In response to the dupe content penalty...my thinking with this is...if when you submit articles you should use your domain link in the "About the Author" passage. By doing so, those that publish your article will be responsible for adding this passage with your link included.
If your article is published (let's say) 10,000 times with the "About the Author" passage which has your link, then the SE's will notice that your site is the authority of that article, because in each published article it points back to you.
What I'm getting at?
If I'm missing something or wrong, please someone explain.