Boy, this has been an exciting thread. Largely into two camps which I may paraphrase with great licence..
a) Murdoch is a fascist news vendor who exploits the work of the "little people" for his own ends.
b} Google is an equally fascist organisation which regularly "rapes and plunders our unique content and, makes $500, trillion, million, dollars off our individual efforts...
"I can't stand it, Google scraping all my pages, serving up scraps largely based upon my own page [description].
Oh! Potential visitors can see if I have something relevant to their personal enquiry. Oh! Mr. Google has relevant Ads in the SERPS. Mr. Google may make a profit.
No! No! Mr. Google is sending people to my site. Oh, they like the page, they see a relevant AdSense Ad to what they are looking for, they click and follow through, I earn $1.40.
How indecent can you get? Prostituting parts of your content for money?
Is that why i'm hurting in the back?
ARGGGGHH I can't stand this Rapine by Google... They routinely rape my site, send me $$$ and I'm totally prostrate, I'm used up, Spent.
AND this is no different to a) Murdoch who is a fascist news vendor who exploits the work of the "little people" for his own ends.
Except I'd earn JS with Mr. Murdoch's model...
Gee who decides who is worse? Murdoch or Google? I could care less.
For the devoted "copyright" devotees:
Sorry Jack. It don't remotely matter, what you might think in your esoteric world. If Mr. Google sends me $$$ then "Might is Right".
Get used to it unless you have a lazy billion dollars hanging around for legal expenses to contest your POV.
For the pragmatists? I'll still back Google.
Mr. Murdoch and his model of the internet and how it should work is plain "dumb".
OTOH Mr. Google since sometime in 2003 has sent me cheques and in more latter years has filled my bank via EFT with $MONEY$
Yes, I'm a prostitute.