incrediBILL - 10:31 pm on Mar 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
Forest Gump's mother was dead on the money with "Stupid is as stupid does.". The whole issue is idiotic because most search engines provide the technology for the website to dictate if the content is indexed (NOINDEX) or whether even a snippet appears (NOSNIPPET) in the first place.
If it's an RSS feed, the website controls whether it's a full or partial feed as well.
Also, they can use IP and user agent cloaking to change which method is used for which crawlers or visitors and take total control of their own content distribution situation.
It's clearly a simple technical issue, not legal, and makes them look like whiny idiots to even take such issues to a legislative level.
If a little one man operation like me can easily deal with it why can't a larger organization?
I'm available for a fee if they can't figure it out. :)