londrum - 1:37 pm on Apr 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
the problem is this: the only people who care about who wrote it first is us, the writers.
but google doesnt need to please us, they need to please the reader.
so if a good, big site copies it then the chances are that the reader will prefer to read it there.
google doesnt want little blogs filling all the top spots when they can have bigger sites there instead. its not worth the effort of trying to sort it all out, there's no incentive.