jakebohall: thanks for the great response.
I have hundreds of links on low-quality of article sites that were copied from other article sites. Do you really think these guys have time and manpower to sit down to undo 100s and 100s of links?
I mean I never did any spammy seo - does google really try to punish those who are a victim of these spammy sites? It would take me weeks to do what you suggested. I just have a small business and cannot pay people doing this for me and I myself would never have the time.
I cannot believe that google tries to hurt small businesses like mine with unreasonable demands.