Don't forget Webmaster Tools, "crawl", "fetch as Google", "Submit" as a means to submit your page(s) to the index the moment they're published. Helping Google establish you as the owner.
Also using Google's authorship may help:
It's one more thing a scraper will probably want to remove.
Using absolute links can be helpful to a limited extent.
Also put a very unique string on every page.
For example, XCVBARTAV, choose this carefully so there are no hidden meanings, words, foreign words that might have negative connotations. Then just search for the string to find the thousands of sites copying your content.
I have one a unique string in every title. I just love how sites copy titles, file paths, and descriptions. Many analysis sites are getting excellent rankings because they have copied my titles! At least this way I can find them.