Robert_Charlton - 1:58 am on Jan 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
Possibly these two threads will offer some help. They both discuss using pubsubhubbub (PuSH) technology to send a "fat ping" to Google to help establish authorship.
The technology which has been built into Wordpress, among other platforms, to combat scraping. I don't know how much of this might apply to Image Search as well as text search... and I still have some questions about implementation... but I thought it worth mentioning here....
Blogger scraping my content
Questioning the wisdom of using fat pings to deal with scrapers