I've just been checking some of the backlinks that Google Webmaster Tools shows for one of my sites. You wouldn't think that scrapers of your content would link back to your site, but apparently some of them do. But mainly what I noticed is that they're just using my content to "pad" their pages to make them bigger. They combine it with content they've scraped from other sites, and insert a little original content of their own at the top. The result is a page full of jumbled rambling content of little value. I know scrapers have been doing this for a long time, but it seems to be getting worse.