incrediBILL - 10:07 pm on Feb 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
@lucy24 I think you misunderstood my comment. I was basically saying if you allow them to index then whatever else they do with the image, including hotlinking, is kind of fair game as long as it's used to promote your image. In for a dime, in for a dollar.
FWIW, I don't allow any images to be displayed unless the referrer is my own domain and haven't for years. Blank referrers are always banned and will always be banned. Period.
I have about 40K images on the server, screen shots to be exact, and needless to say there were more than a few sites attempting to heavily leech those images.