Simsi - 10:39 am on Aug 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
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Pretty sure as you pay for Statcounter you are within your right to remove that. It certainly doesn't contrbute to the stats collection.
Anyone using the free version is obligated to retain the link and not alter it to add nofollow. That's the deal for getting SC free. Although I'm inclined to agree with the comment above that Google must be well aware what SC is and does and makes appropriate allowances for it.