FranticFish - 12:50 am on May 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
That's not really the point though is it? If Google's algorithm was working properly then these links would be clocked and eliminated automatically.
As with JCPenney, as with Overstock, the algo IS NOT catching this sort of thing.
Whilst people agonise over Panda, and semantics, and what constitutes quality, and where to place their ads, and why scrapers outrank them, mass link creation/buying continues to rock the SERPs.