To the OP something that is very advisable in the future use water marks in your pictures. Makes the whole copy and paste thing a little harder.
As for your design , it basically how the world works. Unless you have lots of money to actually patent it. Sucks though. And since they changed their pictures it pretty hard to go after them for anything.
Looks like you had one good idea there though.
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