I was very disturbed to realise there's another dimension to the issue of image theft.

Sarah Smile was outraged to discover that photographs of her children had been stolen from her flickr site and used to set up fake profiles on Orkut, a social networking site.In her words "~Right now there are hundreds of "fake" profiles on Orkut using stolen images of children found on flickr. " She's leading a campaign against the abuse, from her site at


She is also seeking signatures for a petition to shut down Orkut at


Please, have a look.