And on a more personal note, as an author and blogger, when I see scraped content (mine or others'), it is maddening.
Here's my take on the scraper mentality: they are lazy SOBs with no moral compass. Worse, many of these are SEOs, advising their clients to practice scraping as a means to increase visits. Which we all know isn't the best form of measurement.
That all said, I dont lump all copy/paste practitioners together. Many are thoughtful individuals who truly found your information share-worthy. And to them, I extend a most gracious thank you.