buckworks - 8:19 am on Dec 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
The trolls are doing it for other things besides images.
Kelora Systems has been going after people based on a "process patent" for "guided parametric search" which in my opinion should never have been granted.
Someone I know personally was hit with a demand for [a six-figure sum] related to that patent and ended up settling for [a large five-figure sum] on the advice of his lawyer ... even though the search function on his website had been developed completely from scratch by his programmers based on their own common sense.
That would be akin to having some image company sue you because you drew your own picture of something that they had also taken a picture of.
It's a mess, it really is. I call it .... well, I'd better not say ...