kaled - 3:28 pm on Aug 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
Short of taking legal action (which is probably the only that will work) writing to the BBC (or other news organisation) might help. If this problem became well known it is possible that Google would be forced to take action.
If someone fancies going this route, be aware that the blame must be laid firmly at Google's door. It's no good allowing them to claim innocent victim status it must be made clear that not only are they active participants in IP theft and deception of the public but they profit from this theft and that their algorithms actively encourage it when it would be easy to crush it.
Make that argument loudly enough and maybe someone will sit up and take notice. Maybe one or two agencies that are already investigating Google over the wireless data-logging fiasco will take it up to use as a big stick.