HuskyPup - 3:10 pm on Feb 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
I'm not sure how that would fly in court because the option of blocking Google Images bot with robots.txt does exist.
Yep however many, probably most, haven't a clue how to do it and just how long this suit would take is another thing.
After initially losing traffic and AdSense earnings and then implementing my improved, even stronger htaccess coding, I'm actually seeing an increase in both traffic and earnings.
Google need not claim this for themselves! I've done this and it has nothing to do with their claimed predictions when they brought this in.
And in case anyone's wondering, all of my sites except the two largest have permanent watermarked images now, all new uploaded ones have them and the remaining images I'm going through slowly but have already completed the most popular ones.