aspdaddy - 5:56 pm on Jul 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
They evolved a long time ago. There any many legitimate uses of scraping and scraping services are very common.
Many of the popular SEO tools and site analysers use it to automate manual tasks.
Many search engines use it to provide previews of pages before navigating to them
Then there's the open source crowd and scrapeforge.
Most of us have likely bought scraped data and content at some point and not even known.