Don't steal peoples bandwidth...

by GarrieWilson 9 replies
One thing thing, out of many, I don't like it when people link to my images. After all, it costs me bandwidth and server resources.

So since we can now post images, we should be careful about linking to images on others servers w/out permission.


Garrie
#main internet marketing discussion forum #bandwidth #peoples #steal
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  • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
    Yeah. Maybe one can save to computer then upload directly here.





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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Dominic
    And this is why I have a domain dedicated to hosting images for external use!
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    Thank you for mentioning it, Garrie.

    Not only is it stealing bandwidth when people on forums link to
    your images, but they are also violating your copyright on those
    images.

    So before we all go crazy finding awesome pics on other people's
    websites to put in our posts here, we should be thoughtful about
    what we are doing to others.

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      Ooops. Google Images made me do it.
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      • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
        Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

        Ooops. Google Images made me do it.
        I only mentioned it because *I* almost did it.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jelasco
          Are people actually doing that here? Most people posting pix seem to be using their own, which would make it unlikely.

          If someone was going to steal from me, bandwidth would be my first choice, since it's so cheap. Certainly better than having my articles and products stolen. But wouldn't people be more likely to just copy the images rather than linking to them, making it harder to realize they had done anything?
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          • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
            Originally Posted by Jelasco View Post

            But wouldn't people be more likely to just copy the images rather than linking to them, making it harder to realize they had done anything?
            Most would link to them because its faster.

            Most think its ok too because of the context. On another forum, there are litterly thousands of topics w/ 10s of thousans hot linked images. Just cutesy type pics.

            Of course in all honesty, I dont care if people do or not.

            Garrie

            PS Man this topic makes me sound like the class room monitor or something. Which wasnt the intent.
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    Originally Posted by GarrieWilson View Post

    One thing thing, out of many, I don't like it when people link to my images. After all, it costs me bandwidth and server resources.

    So since we can now post images, we should be careful about linking to images on others servers w/out permission.


    Garrie
    Garrie,

    If that's a problem you're having then enable Hotlink Protection on those files.
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    • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
      Originally Posted by pwebbiz View Post

      Garrie,

      If that's a problem you're having then enable Hotlink Protection on those files.
      I do for some of my sites but its fun to replace images though.
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