MrSavage - 11:40 pm on Nov 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
@Sgt, this is more than just a little bit interesting. I would not be surprised if we're talking about the same site.
It appears that you got more insight into the rejected DMCA than I got.
It's very interesting what you say about image search.
To me, the plot thickens significantly. We are beating around the bush here, but I guess that's better than nothing.
It does appear that there is a major loophole that a site and perhaps many others will soon follow. If you can't touch this? Well when it comes to making money, if laws can't intervene then heck it's the wild west. So it does appear that there exists a way to scrape content, rank for it, run Adsense and not be subject to DMCA notices. Have I got all this right? Oh, in addition the site doing the scraping in this instance appears able to take your PR and ownership at some point. Did I miss anything else on this? It almost sounds fake or made up situation, but it does appear that this is in fact why this black hole has done rather well for itself.
I just took a peek at that link, and my suggestion is for anyone running RSS feeds, check it out. It does appear there is a possible plugin solution but when I see a couple hundred downloads it doesn't fill me with confidence. I'm lazy so I chose WP and frankly there should be a plugin that can deactivate feeds entirely and that don't require rewriting the code of WP or a theme.
Lastly, Mr. Kickaxe, with your attempts at removing RSS, do you feel confident that your already scraped content will disappear from this black hole? Or are you of the believe that once it's grabbed, they have you by the hanging sack of balls?