TheMadScientist - 6:34 pm on Nov 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
I personally try to avoid the fat pigs, but I can tell you if I want Google to get my content before someone else can scrape it, the easiest way I've found is to tweet a link, even before I link the content (and sometimes from an 'alternate, for link tweeting only account' to keep the page 'quiet' and 'off anyone else's radar' until GBot has been by).
Google has access to the 'data pipe' on twitter and gets to the link before it's converted to nofollow ... When I tested GBot was usually there when I refreshed the access stats to the page I tweeted the link to (within 5 seconds), but sometimes it seemed to be a bit busy and kept me waiting for a while (like up to 30 seconds).
Anyway, not sure if that'll help with the specific situation, but if getting your content in front of GBot before anyone else gets the chance to scrape it is what you're trying to do, tweeting a link to the page is the fastest, most convenient / reliable way I've found.