Techcrunch has a post that outlines a well thought out viewpoint on an issue regarding Google News.
Michael, as I posted the other day in my interview with Barry Schwartz on splogs, Google can wall it all it wants, the top portions are available via RSS. They should turn off the RSS feed too if they truly want to prevent all crawling. 🙂
I personally don’t enjoy some of the effects of comment fragmentation, but I don’t know if it will ever go away.