Andem - 5:24 am on Apr 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
I think users may have lost out here. Since many webmasters like myself have completely removed our images from Google image search, users are given less choice. Even though a lot of our stuff has been scraped, we have had many successfully removed via DMCA requests. Any new images posted will never make to the typical image scrapers since they aren't discoverable by Google Images.
There was always an unwritten contract between Google and webmasters where we provide them with content and they provide us with traffic. That contract has been breached and I'd suggest everyone disable access to their images from search engines such as Google.