brotherhood_of_LAN - 4:09 pm on May 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Agreed with the salient point that 'scrapers stole my content' seems to be a very frequent thread.
With some technical know-how, you can hide your content until you are sure the likes of Google and Bing have spidered your 'great and unique content' and then make it available to the web at large (ala cloaking). Backlinks and on-page optimization can re-affirm your new contribution to the net.
Google may be broke if it can't then determine you were the first to produce the content. I doubt this is the case though.
There are a myriad of spiders out there randomly looking to take content/make snippets of content/find e-mail addresses etc, with some care (Incredibill's white listing of bots for example) you can minimise your chances of having your content stolen. If your site is being specifically targeted then a banning is in order.
If your content is valuable enough to visitors and you alike, the problem should really implode on itself, though the above should help minimise any potential 'issues'.