cwnet - 11:52 pm on Aug 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
I pretty much know the major things going on in the US and parts of the world now. I did not click a single link.
Running a news website I know that the majority of people feel informed by just reading the headlines - of course they are not really informed - they just feel informed.
As a publisher, I do not care about those - or random by-flyers from Google, Twitter or Facebook where I don't even no if they are real people or bots.
Those who want to be fully informed will need to read the full story - which requires a paid subscription - similar to the supporters section of webmasterworld :-)
As the publisher of a news website I do not care about advertisers - I care about my paying subscribers. As long as advertisers are not willing to pay serious money I don't care about them. An advertisement free website is a real pleasure for readers.
Its actually very satisfying to write for readers - not for advertisers or search engines (no SEO needed).
Google is blocked - if they want to use my content in any way, they will have to pay.
BTW: The German equivalent to "fair use" is called Zitierrecht - you are free to citate - not to be confused with copying.
You guessed it - I am German and I fully support the proposed new law :-)