Hey, I found a site that might help in the fight against the spam and scraper blogs that steal posts from our sites.
The site is called SplogSpot. It’s a service that keeps track of spam blogs or splogs. Their database can be queried by anyone using the splogspot API. In this way it can help blog related services such as directories and search engines keep their sites clean.
SplogSpot works with a blacklist that Pingoat.com (a blog pinging service) generates. Pingoat apparently has automatic software that can detect spam blogs.
You can manually submit splogs to SplogSpot whenever you come across one.
If Google and the other big search engines are smart they are already checking this sites database and using the information to remove the splog sites from their index. This might help keep our sites, which have been the victims in this mess from being penalized by Google for duplicate content.