helleborine - 4:27 pm on Feb 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
netmeg has it.
I'm lucky that I have a network of related websites and to have a following going back a decade.
It's important for me to protect this "exclusivity of image display" to maintain this following.
I KNOW that I can achieve this MORE successfully by keeping bots out of my images.
Anyone that wants to see my "image/product" needs to come to my website. I have no worry about being found.
That is how I plan to keep putting food on my table.
I hold no grudge against search engines. They do their thing, I do mine.