While most small webmasters opt to debate "link disavow" and other such grand "issues" ad nauseam, others are able to see the larger picture : that only the power of "the powers to be" will be able, if at all, to bring back some sense of equilibrium on the 'net -- and their actions must be publicized and supported actively by small webmasters. Such support, if massive, will render more results than chasing utopias.
The EU Commission and the European publishers' associations have the power to bring some change. Despite their power, massive grassroots support from small webmasters can add to their clout.
Slimy small webmasters begging Cutts will change nothing, only attract contempt.