acee - 10:05 am on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
Just how do these scrapers acquire more authority than the originator?
I don't have a massive collection of backlinks, but how does a site with no backlinks using an old copy of my site manage to outrank me? Luckily I've managed to get the hosting company to suspend the offender's account, but Google still has 1300 cached pages, so the problem remains.
This is a huge waste of resources.
Google appears to be no different to a country that doesn't recognise copyright law. The only thing in our favour is the use of the DMCA, but by this stage it's too late, and the damage has been done.