Lorel - 2:37 am on Sep 28, 2007 (gmt 0)
I agree with Tedster that strengthening a site helps deter scraping. The older a site is and the more pages and more trust it gains (along with measures to help deter scraping like using full urls, etc.) the less likely that having scraped content will cause any harm. Two scrapers copied an article of mine months ago (I didn't notice it till recently) yet they don't rank above page 15 for the main words in that article. I rank on page 3. I may rank higher if I hadn't been scraped but it's a very competitive term. I won't know until I get them removed.