geekgirl - 8:43 pm on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
We have had content theft as well (of database information). One sure way I can guarantee it is stolen is by seeding the database with a couple made up (false) items. It doesn't hurt the integrity of the site, and it allows me to do a quick Google search to see who's stealing our content.
Our steps are: contact site owner, if they deny it or say screw you, then we contact their ISP. ISPs scare easily and they may shut down the site. If not, then we have our attorneys send a cease and desist letter. Most of this works, and we have never had to take anyone to court.