---- Matt Cutts Announces Scraper Site Reporting Tool
tedster - 10:02 pm on Aug 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
Any reporter who covered this concert, and wrote about the moment, would have identified the same facts, and probably utilized similar vocabulary and descriptive style.
But not in the same essential order and structure, with the same side details and quirks. Seriously, look at the articles quoted and linked to from Google's forum. The guy was just spinning other people's content and his whole network got nailed.
Even though the final results of the Google algo may be out in left field for some queries at any particular time, it is wise NOT to think of Google as "stupid". These are some very savvy folks, and if they set their minds to handle an issue, sooner or later there will be penalties.