Yeah, I totally agree with the judge's decision in the Google case (and in the Facebook case but for different reasons).
And I hate the slippery slope argument people have made against the decision. The world always ends in flames when start down that path!
As you said, the judges were very specific with this decision - intellectual property is widely recognized and the theft of is almost universally condemned. There was nothing ideological about this case.
I didn't have a chance to read the entire article you linked to, but I'll try to get back to it.