Planet13 - 6:53 pm on Aug 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
Ok, the paranoid huckster in me thinks this.
1) Set up a site that my competitors would want to steal content from.
2) Put a copyright notice saying that they are FREE TO USE THIS CONTENT On THEIR SITE if they are in a related business niche. (No need for a link back, even).
3) After they start copying the content, remove the copyright notice from my site and then report them to google as scrapers.
But seriously, folks: We have a few articles on our site that the original publisher said they could be copied and distributed freely. Because they have appeared on other sites, I have noindexed them. But what happens if the original publisher changes their mind and decides to report me as a scraper?