The "sleazy" guys are playing by G's rules.
In fact, they are only following what the above mentioned "ebay-amazon-nexttag" group is doing.
How do you think they discovered what the "rules" were?
Yea, sorry. I won't be crying any tears for a company that turned the free public library into a pay for exposure bookstore.
How much did they make last quarter off of free content again?
Google had better figure out whether to re-focus on their search product or penetrate into the software market.
We all know what a jack of all trades is good at...