JS_Harris - 11:41 pm on Feb 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
I saw this coming when Bing first launched and did something similar. I DISLIKE both companies decision to do this but for different reasons.
To Google, it wasn't broken so don't fix it!
To Bing, if you insist on showing my images PLEASE stop linking to the site that is hotlinking MY image.
I take pictures of things myself and modify them in photoshop so I recognize my own pictures quite easily, to see them ranked well and linking to other peoples sites burns me a little. In the case of Bing seeing MY images on MY server being credited to a site that is hotlinking it from me is inexcusable. I suspect copyright lawsuits if this comes to the U.S. and I'm afraid I would support those suits given the current state of what amounts to image theft by major companies.
Isn't it about time a major search company busts out their OWN content instead of "gathering" other peoples content to present as their own mashup? I still think search needs to avoid getting into the content business.