Again, there dosen't need to be a LAW to stop others from indexing/referring the newspapers content. they can stop it from being even so much as looked at by simply using the robots.txt file.
However they know that doing that is cutting of their nose to spite their face.
This is NOT about protecting newspapers or journalism, it's about giving newspaper companies a way to take some of the money being made by Google regardless of the fact that Google is making their content more valuable and already giving them money by driving up ad revenues for them.
They see Google making money and are incensed that anyone BUT them is making money on the news.
Also, hasn't "The News" already been deemed as being un-copyrightable facts?
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