kaled - 4:56 pm on Aug 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
Well, here's what you do...
You start a website looking for webmasters willing to take part in a class action against Google charging them with something along the lines of conspiracy to defraud. Google could not argue that it's out of their control because I've just explained how to solve the problem.
It would never actually get to court because Google know full well they would loose (barring legal technicalities). They would have no choice but to implement the system I outlined.
Google care about their own IP rights (as demonstrated by all the patents they register) but the only way they will ever care about the IP rights of others is if they are forced to by legal action. Not even bad publicity will make a difference - they have such a dominant position they couldn't care less about bad publicity.
One other thing - You can be absolutely certain that Google are terrified of a court issuing any sort of order that requires them to change the algorithms because that would set a monumental precedent so they absolutely will fix this problem if their hand is forced.