Because guns enable people to kill each other should we stop making guns?
Because people die in car/airplane/train crashes should we stop making them?
Because george bush is a retard should we stop electing presidents?
Because some books/tv shows/video games give our children bad ideas should we burn all of them (not the children- haha)?
Because some people break the law using a computer should we destroy all the computers?
No, No, No ...
It is like all of you are pissed at wordpress and all the people who donate their time to the open source project for trying to make a better product.
Consider pictures of naked famous people. Ok the paparazzi should probably be shot, but the pictures they take are highly desired by the general public. We are all sure that the celebrities don't want the pictures to be taken, let alone plastered on a million web pages, but it happens and its been happening for years before the press this bookmarklet was developed. You can't stop something that is an inherent characteristic of the internet.
When a great number of people are interested in a particular topic at the same time this usually leads to a server that slow or crashes if they configured it was poorly configured. Mirroring images on your own blog that you enjoy enables you to be able to enjoy it later should the image get deleted or renamed, but it also allows for a greater number of people who are interested in the image to view it. In fact the greater number of times that content gets copied, linked and relinked determines the popularity of the content, but it also makes it extraordinarily more difficult to find the original author.
When something is posted on the internet it becomes news to some degree. Just as the celebrities can't get their pictures removed, the original author can't get his image removed. The image has become news and removing it would be against the freedom of speech. Yes people are expressing their first amendment when they say, hey I like that image, I want to look at that later, I'll save it on my blog.
Now I'm not saying people shouldn't give credit where credit is due, but this is not always something that is possible when it comes to things posted on the internet. Consider someone who has searched through thousands of photos to find the top ten pictures of boats that have capsized? Lets say 6 of these images have already been posted and 4 are new pictures that the original author posted on flickr.
The 4 are easy right, just link to the image on flickr. The other 6 he would have to spend weeks if not months sifting through links and emailing people on their website to search for the original author. That is a lot of time wasted just to add a link or or a photo credit to some pictures he found and took the time to sort through to come up with the ones he thought were the best.
When an image gets posted on the internet and becomes popular it is not always possible or worth the time to try to find the original author and verify that what they say is true.