By the way - the ruling does demand that the articles which report or criticise are removed - only the links from the search engine. So this means:
- knaves, cads, perverts, and villains can ask to be removed from Google's search - but what about all the other search engines? Will they have to ask each separately.
- Should the requests be subject to freedom of information styled requests.
- The article is not removed, so you can write your own search to crawl the net for information (something we used to do a lot in the early days of the web). It may be slow, but it should still work.