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Edge - 2:28 pm on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
We've been observing this shift for several months... I have no doubt that more goverments will pile on, not just because of privacy, but for the copyright aspect of books, anti-competition, and "monopoly not redistributing wealth via taxes, etc."
It has been my opinion that most governments and legal experts don't understand google's business model. I say this because most non-webmaster - smart types do not have a clue on how I make my money with my website.
Generally, the copyright test is positive when one makes money from redistribution. It seems most folks do not understand what the ads are or that placing ads to the left and right of "free" copyright protected material is a method of redistribution and monetizing.