mhansen - 11:45 pm on Aug 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
No, the real issue is the technology exists to stop most scrapers and instead of installing something that will solve the problem, people just keep getting scraped and complain about it.
Doesn't the technology already exist in the voodoo of the algo though? Haven't Goog built filters or triggers for duplicate content, and presumably weight the results toward the authority site?
I hear what you are saying and agree. Its not up to anyone other than the webmaster of a site to maintain its own backyard.
My previous point was that if an toddler-aged scraper site outranks what you (referring to the site owner) thinks is an authority site, its probably time to look inhouse for other issues.