The content being created for cable is all by professionals who do it for a living and probably aren't going to do it for free on Youtube (assuming their audience wouldn't be large enough to generate a profit). I'm not going to cry over their lost jobs, though.
There's a huge difference. Cable companies aren't dumb pipes when it comes to content, because they're the ones paying for content. When cable companies actually become dumb internet pipes, the content creators will have to find another way to get their content paid for. Those internet fees don't pay for content.
If content creators can't make deals with Netflix or Hulu or find a way to offer their content online, they're dead. Good riddance because most of it is crap, but it's going to seriously upset the whole industry.
It will eventually destroy the power of cable companies, because whoever controls the content controls everything. Without that power, they won't be able to hold onto their monopoly power forever.
You speak as if Google removes it, then it's gone from the internet.
What happens 10 years from now if another search engine is popular? Suddenly it's all there again.
We can argue about whether or not Google actually publishes something, but removing something from Google does nothing to fix the problem, which is why "Right to Be Forgotten" is nonsense because it doesn't fix the problem. All it does is weaken Google compared to other search engines, which is why I guess the Google haters like it.
I agree that Google needs more competition, but frankly, if I were defamed on the internet, I'd rather not spend the rest of my life playing whack-a-mole with various search results.
Google doesn't choose the snippets! Why can't you understand that?
The snippets are provided by the website - the website published the snippet, and the website has the editorial control. The website can change the snippet anytime they want to anything they want, which is why Google isn't liable.
Take away the website, and it's gone from Google. Take it away from Google, and the website is still there. That's why attacking Google is stupid.
It should be blindingly obvious to anyone that uses the internet that Google isn't the internet.