aristotle - 1:53 am on Mar 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
I agree that a lot of images are being stolen and/or hotlinked. What I try to do is to apply SEO methods to the images on my sites to try to get them higher up on the Image search results. There are several simple things you can do:
1. Put keywords in the file names.
2. Put keywords in the image alt text.
3. Include some relevant text near the image.