I previously asked this question here on ELU Meta and on Meta too:
From the information that I got from the answers to that question from Meta and from ELU I posted this answer, which detailed the recommended way of going about reporting sites. However, since then the situation has changed considerably. The recommended actions don't address the problem outlined here, to any extent. This question has since been closed as a duplicate of that other question, but this question is specifically asking about SE's actions and responsibilities in relation to user's copyright of material posted on the ELU site. This question is necessary because the number of sites scraping SE users work without attribution is rapidly growing. Here is the original question.
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.
However, 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 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 EL&U. Some just mention EL&U. 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?
Here's what I found in 20 mins.
List of scrapers