lucy24 - 1:59 am on May 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
Except that with hotlinks, the image's real home remains visible to the naked eye. That is, the html-reading eye. If the site is at example.com while all its images live at example.org, you might reasonably conclude that the two domains are related. But if the images live at example.aa, example.bb, example.cc and so on, with no two alike, wouldn't a robot of ordinary robotic intelligence begin to suspect some hanky-panky?