I have always been of the opinion that you can deal with copied content by dealing directly with offending companies and their hosts. However it seems totally out of hand these days and can only get worse over time. The time intensive task over going through ever page of a website to find all instances of copied material will be never ending if you have to deal with the onslaught of copy and pasted sites hitting the net daily. The problem of course is that IMHO there is a clear cause and effect between dropped pages and the number of sites out there using the copied content of that page. Not the whole page but various sections within it. So my question is how many webmasters have changed the way they deal with this. Have you taken to re-writing your pages and stopped pursuing offending sites?