I saw this happen in several different niches that I am in, but it is quite annoying and discouraging. I work hard on providing the best content in my niche. I do the research and try to put together the best article. It ranks 1st. Then, some competitor pays a writer ($3/hour?) to rephrase (or manually spin) my content and several other top ranking sites. Then they bombard it with links and rank higher than me. It is not my entire article that is copied, it is usually several paragraphs from each website that is ranking top in Google, all put together. Google only catches word-for-word copies. It is quite unique if you glance at it, but if you read more carefully, you realize it is the same. Will DMCA work if I report just a paragraph that was manually spun or copied from me? How do you guys deal with it? Most annoying part - it will kill my time-on-site and bounce rate if visitors realize that they already read something almost similar.