Thanks for your reply and the story about the professor is incredible! Wow!
Let me add a qualifier and see if it changes your opinion.
Q: What if I didn't know the content was being copied for YEARS. Like 10 years. I was just happily bouncing along writing my content - never dreaming it was being copied. And now - only now, 13 years later - I realize this.
These copied versions have been up for 4 or 5 years. Does that make a difference?
The only way to know if any of these take downs and DMCA progression work has helped is for Panda to re-run - correct?