I know many of you use Google News, personally I have been to the site maybe a dozen times or so over the past year. It seems though that European publishers are getting a little tired of Google making money of the backs of all of their paid staff and thinks they have went to far and are abusing fair use and copyright laws.
Google responded and said hey we don’t put ads on our news site and if you don’t want to be in our news archive all you have to do is ask and we will remove you from the index.
I think what this really boils down to is one or two things Google scours not only traditional news outlets but also blogs and other sources, it is apparent to me that these publishers are scared that they are being replaced. Hate to say this but they already have. [Yahoo]