JohnRoy - 5:54 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
wikipedia: A counterfeit is an imitation, usually one that is made with the intent of fraudulently passing it off as genuine. Counterfeit products are often produced with the intent to take advantage of the superior value of the imitated product.
You and I wrote a nice original own brain hand-crafted article and posted it online. Here came that scraper and imitated it, producing a counterfeit product (data) to take advantage of the superior value of the imitated product.
Furthermore, in many cases the content was originally blocked from the scrapers ip. They got a hold of it by using SE cache.
As LifeinAsia states:
[sue] Google, Yahoo, and Bing for sending people to the site