outland88 - 10:57 pm on Dec 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
A couple of Article sites owners told me the DMCA filings had gone through the roof in the past six months. One said his requests had jumped 100 times over last years. A lot was attributable to automated submission software and the proliferation of these sites. Deal with the content thieves now and they post to 500 sites with a fake name pointing to a lone Adsense site. If the thieves post 20 pages of your content you can easily be looking at 10,000 DMCA filings. You can't touch the site where itís pointed to because the stolen content is not on the hosted site.
It puts a whole new meaning to duplicate content in Google when 10-15 of these article sites have better PR than you and outrank your original content.
Plus add a global recession and more Chinese tossing there hat into the ring and you have one fine mess.
I donít believe Google would have stepped up the process without some prodding from somewhere or feeling it was going to jeopardize Google Editions.
Iím utterly amazed the US government hasnít stepped in and asked ďJust how many frigging thousands of DMCA complaints have been filed against your Adsense program?Ē. You canít keep hiding all this abuse while innocent people pay the price.