I have posted questions about how to deal with scraping sites here: Mass infringement of Stack Exchange copyright.
At the time I was helpfully redirected to this question here:
The answers there give a process for how to report scraping sites. I've used this. It's slow and works after several months. This question here isn't a question about how to currently report sites that steal content without attribution. It's about how to deal with the deluge of scraping that's happening. It's also an enquiry to find out what processes SE has to protect SE users' copyright outside of the site-reporting mechanism.
Recently, I've seen more and more sites scraping content off SE EL&U and SE ELL. There are now so many that I can't keep up with them. I think we need a public ongoing page accessible on Meta where people can list websites that are nicking content without the full proper attribution, and where TPTB (the powers that be) can get back to us once the situation has been resolved.
I'm sure this problem is affecting other SE sites too.
I am now more interested in what SE is doing to ensure that it isn't neglecting its users. I'm a bit surprised that users seem to have to find this stuff and report it. I kind of feel that it's SE's responsibility to check on a regular basis who is scraping its members' (and its own) material. Shouldn't this be a routine practice on their part? If not, the agreement that they put forward to users is kind of useless. It amounts to - anyone can scrape your content without attributing it to you under the terms set out here on SE - so long as you don't report them to us. This seems unacceptable to me.
Some scraping sites seem to be worse than others. Some link to SE, but not to the page they scraped the content from. Some list the username from here on SE but don't link to the page or mention SE or the specific SE site. There is definitely a range of violations going on. But it seems to me that SE has a duty of care towards its users - at least a moral one - to try to ensure that the terms set out on the site actually apply in a meaningful way.
What is the policy for checking up on who's nicking what from users here and from SE in general?
I have been advised that the answer will probably be that users need to take their own measures to protect their copyright. Is this correct?