ColourOfSpring - 9:10 am on Jun 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
What about a scraper that sets up a Google+ account, scrapes articles from non-Google+ verified authors, and then is seen by Google as being more trustworthy? It's easy also to be indexed before your victim is indexed - subscribe to their RSS feed, then scrape as soon as anything is published, then point some decent links to your scraped copy. The scraped copy is found by Google first, the genuine original second. Factor in Google+ authorship versus non-Google+ authorship, the scraper not only is seen as the original author, but Google sees him/her as more trustworthy.