spica42 - 7:10 am on Nov 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
I've this problem too. People who copy our content and end up ranking higher than us.
I'm in the process of submitting DMCAs and checking 2000 pages for scrapped content. We have been ranking for 7+ years on our original content and since last year now our competitors are ranking higher than us.
To make things worst, we are an ecommerce site and we write the description of the products we sell painstakingly. To end up having our text stolen by our competitors and having their content rank higher than us is really adding salt to the wound.
Don't understand why Google can't compare a new page against their existing index for duplicate content before ranking them. Don't do evil is really a joke.