When I was scanning pictures and posting them to the newsgroups, my scans would have my "logo" on them, but unlike the other scanners who had easy to see logos, I made mine almost invisible so that I could tell if it was one of my scans if some else tried to say it was theirs. Maybe AW could add a small second logo....maybe just "Abby" to the picture. If the logo was kept somewhere around the model, it couldn't be cropped out and cloning it out would take a lot of time.
Here is an example of one of my scans to show you what I mean. Can you see my "Dekoda" logo? (it's not that easy to find, which was the whole purpose of doing it this way.) I would move the logo around on each scan so that it wasn't in the same place all the time. What I didn't figure on was that once people knew that my logo was on each scan, they thought it was a challenge and would try to find it....kinda like looking for the Playboy bunny on the cover of each Playboy magazine.
Just a note, AW site admins do not like it when the AW logo is emulated by someone outside the AW company, so it's undoubtedly not a good idea to 're-watermark' an cropped image of any of AW's models with the AW logo. Best to merely post the original image in its entirety and without cropping out any AW logos or branding. Oh- you can downsize the file for the sake of posting here in the forums but don't crop out or re-position the AW logo.
When I first started scanning, I didn't put anything on my scans. That didn't go over too well with collectors because they had no way to tell if someone had taken my scans and put their logo on them, so I decided to add some type of logo, but unlike the other scanners, I didn't want to have the logo detract from the picture so I decided to go with that tiny logo.
Yes, it could easily have been cloned out, but that would take longer than just cropping the picture to remove the logo....if they could find it.