mcavic - 9:41 pm on Jan 26, 2006 (gmt 0)
This legal ruling is absolutely correct. Remember, when you make your content public on the Web, it is called "to publish your site"! When you make your content publicly available and you don't define any restrictions on your robots.txt file, that means your content can be cached. If he wants Google not to cache his pages, there's a far simpler remedy than launching a federal lawsuit. Thus the focus of the suit is less on copyright infringement and more on the plaintiff's feeling that he shouldn't have to take any action to prevent cacheing.