helleborine - 3:13 pm on Feb 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
Google won't revert back to the previous version.
Google has to compete with unscrupulous Bing, Pinterest and its clones, who have yet to be challenged in the court system.
Why should Big G puts itself at a competitive disadvantage vis-a-vis the pirates, since the pirates are getting away with it?
There is no point crying and whining, our only choice is to (1) allow search engines to continue hotlinking our images and allowing them to be scraped by automated scrapers or crowdscrapers or (2) remove your images from image searches.
Pick one or the other.