As represented in my recent article Internet Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement there is a major problem. Search engines do not see themselves as police or enforcement officials. However, search engines are a part of the problem.
Google makes determinations on who gets credit for a post based upon a Web site’s PR value. This doesn’t give the originator, whose PR value may be low, the opportunity to get credit for their own words and works. Search engines need to find some way to fix this unique problem.