commanderW - 12:11 am on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)
If webpages are publicly posted then their 'indexable'. anybody can point to them, and anyone can post a guide to 'what's out there'. If he doesn't want this, then all he has to do is set up a 'join' page. No charge, just join. Then, all content is inside the 'members area'. Why would anyone think they ought to be able to put something up in public and then to dictate who can do or say what about it ? Unless Google is actually copying and stealing the content word for word, and at length, then this is all crotchety stupidity. Just like the fantasy that you can charge people money to read webpages. Has any literary magazine or any other (which doesn't feature titillating photography) ever succeeded on the web with this business model? If we all had to pay a fee for every webpage we view, even a tiny one, there would be no Internet. Rupert Murdochs butt may be in the 20th C, but his brain is still running on coal. Is there any reason he can't just take out an adsense account and run Google ads in the margins of his news sites, like everyone else?