Sgt_Kickaxe - 8:09 pm on Oct 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
Does Google have even a single paid content writer in their direct employment? It seems to me that as they push to become a "knowledge engine" that they are constantly displaying 3rd party content directly on Google.com that doesn't send much traffic to the sites that get scraped. I don't mean to sound like a disgruntled ex-google lover but I really have a hard time not raising an eyebrow when ANY company thinks they can take any content they want in this manner.
Rankings were one thing, this is something entirely different imo. The simple way to tell if this is ok for Google to be doing is to ask yourself if it would be ok for you to do as well. I highly doubt I could just assimilate content from all of your sites and not receive a lot of DMCA notices... what makes Google different?