zett - 6:05 am on Apr 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
Pressure premium content providers to change their model towards free
The word "pressure" is quite worrying in this context. "Pressure" from the biggest search engine and traffic source is not something anyone would want to feel. (And that's why standing ovations should be made for Viacom for fighting this to the very end.)
play first, deal later around hot content
Google has proven time and again that they are not interested in dealing with concerns of copyright holders prior to the launch of a new service. Instead they usually launch a feature, even if it may violate copyright laws, and indeed deal with such claims later.
So, yes, Google appear to be more evil by the minute.