This has never happened to me before and not sure how I should handle this. There's this guy who has been stealing my content from few of my sites. He is using those mostly for his blog network backlinks. Being outright stupid, he is using same poorly spun (~20% unique) article for many of his blogs. This has hurt my rankings (I recently did 301 redirect which might helped him) and I'm looking for a solution for this. I think I know this guy in person, he is not my friend but we have spoke couple of times in the past and that was when I told him about my sites. At least 1 of the domains match his name so I'm guessing he is behind this. So, I've come up with 4 options: A) Contact him and tell him that there will be legal consequences if he does not take all the copied content offline. (This is not the best option for some personal financial reasons) B) Contact google and tell about these copyright violations and blog network C) Negative SEO his site off the planet (does p0rn anchors still work?) D) Contact this guy and tell him we are going to pay him a visit with big guys Solution A would be best without these personal issues. I don't know if B would work? I don't have much trust in G. C would be fine with me, but I'm just a bit afraid that he realize who has done it and does the same for my sites. If I go this route, what's working nowadays? D is mostly a joke, I'm just really pissed off by this douche. All help is very welcome!