---- Duplicate Content demystified at Webmaster Central Blog
Whitey - 1:16 am on Sep 13, 2008 (gmt 0)
I understood that there was limited action in just two cases
Externally linked domains carrying the same content has been detected for some time. Affiliate and syndicated content sites were particularily vulnerable, if they were not the original source of the content.
I think it's clear that Google only wants to show one version of content :
" Most search engines strive for a certain level of variety; they want to show you ten different results on a search results page, not ten different URLs that all have the same content. To this end, Google tries to filter out duplicate documents so that users experience less redundancy." Susan Moskwa @ Google [googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com...]