We filed DMCA's with Google Adsense and received emails stating that Google would only suspend the Adsense accounts if we filed lawsuits, which was very hard because one offender was in Singapore and the another in the Middle East. That method proved to be time consuming and almost useless.
Things have gotten a little better. However, after a server change, websites that were hotlinking images from our Wireless and Mobile News appeared again. The super hero programmers at our webhost Liquid Web are helping to thwart hotlinking and are now serving up a notice stating that the content and image were stolen.
We have made changes in the Google sitemap to see if that helps per a suggestion of Eric Stolz at websitez, maker of automatic mobile themes.
We've spent thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours trying to find a solution.
Searches on iconic words and phrases we created, such as "TS2R Wireless News," "Wimonews" and "Verizon Awesome 4G-Threesome" on Google show results with scrapers and stealers as the top results. We own the domain name wimonews, and it still doesn't come up as the first Google result!
We've found that making up a new word or phrase is a great way to find content scrapers and stealers. It's also a great way to laugh at the problems we made up, such as "ifartchise" (WMN doesn't even appear on the first page) and "wimonewsberry" as well as other words we will not reveal just yet.
We are praying for a solution because, in this day and age, only God is greater than the ginormous Google juggernaut.