rico_suarez - 10:25 am on Apr 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
Google cannot possibly tell original author from scraper site (unless you make complaint). When scraper site steals your content, it must happen after your published your content (obviously), and that makes scraper's site content more recent and thus higher in SERPS. What I've noticed with scraper sites is that most of them are still using black hat SEO with ton of keywords and tags on page and it obviously works. Whoever said that a ton of internal links and content stuffed with keywords doesn't work, have no idea what they are talking about.