Does Google actually love plagiarism? Because one plausible view of the current only-in-blog-land scandal over blog plagiarism (it has happened to both Om and Mike) is this: Google should suspend Adsense on sites that reuse content from blogs, et al., without permission, but Google doesn’t do this — ergo, it implicitly condones plagiarism.
Why would Google act, you know, evil? Because eyeballs are eyeballs and traffic is traffic. Until someone really shouts and makes a lot of noise, forcing either Google or its advertisers to sit up and notice, what’s the incentive for Google to shrink the size of its Adsense network — or even admit this is going on?