That we are! It's not a hard test to duplicate either.
- Set up an image with hotlink protection on
- Wait for a half dozen sites to scrape the image anyway (e.g. your image url on their site)
- Watch google assign the image to the scraper site anyway, even though nobody can see it there
I have 8 examples of that right now in my 2000 or so images. Do you allow search to hotlink your images tedster?