incrediBILL - 2:38 am on Sep 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
Theft is not a business model ...
The scrapers are always quick to point out it's not theft, it's politically correct term is 'infringement' since no physical goods are actually stolen.
I call it a load of crap.
Don't tell Google that theft isn't a business model. They've made billions scraping all our sites without permission. I don't have a problem with the search engine itself but the cache pages and screen shots are when it went from being a harmless utility to infringement IMO. They also make a ton off of AdSense scraper sites. Plus there's that YouTube thing which was built on the back of 'infringed' content.
I could go on and on, but theft, er um, infringement has been a very viable business model to date.