Re: nytimes.com- Google Europe [nytimes.com] - scary the way politicians think the answer to problems like these are new laws (or taxes) - how about getting serious with the ones we already have?
Please note this is already happening with your images:
114.59.#*$!.yyy - - [03/Feb/2010:01:34:07 +0000] "GET /Photos/example.jpg HTTP/1.1" 200 55499 http://images.google.co.id/imglanding?q=example&imgurl=http://img5.example.com/Photos/example.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.example.com/Photos/&usg=nj23nf8h3jh23hd23=&h=450&w=600&sz=55&hl=id&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=-fNs9eAwwXm1TM:&tbnh=101&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dexample%26hl%3Did%26sa%3DG%26um%3D1&sa=G&um=1&start=0
People searching in most of Asia are given this interface already - you'll see lines like that above in your log.
Ok - it's not a huge percentage - but on my gallery - 1/6th of image traffic is from the imglanding interface vs the old imgres. (today)