Samizdata - 6:13 pm on Jan 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
the opposite of 'winning' is 'losing', not 'loosing'
I am as pedantic about spelling as anyone, but I know a joke when I see one.
The quote was attributed to Noah Webster, who deliberately spelled English words incorrectly in his dictionary, and who died about 150 years before the internet was invented.
Back on topic, I agree with the suggestions that scrapers can largely be thwarted by 403 blocking (though this requires a certain expertise) and that newer sites without "authority" are
particularly vulnerable if such defences are absent.