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Re: Image thieves

  • Subject: Re: Image thieves
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 03:42:57 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.www.webmaster
  • References: <d6qrvd$f06$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com>
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Fat Sam wrote:

> We've probably all experienced the problems of people remotely linking
> to images on our websites....
> Well, this made me laugh...I found it in another newsgroup, but I
> thought it would be relevant here....
> Imagine the scene
> Ebayer1 decides to sell a graphics card, and in order to better show the
> product, he links to some images that he has stored on his own server....
> Along comes Ebayer2, who happens to be selling the same graphics
> card....He checks ebay to see if anyone is selling anything similar, and
> finds Ebayer1's auction with all those lovely extra images....
> So he decides to remotely link to them too....
> Naturally, Ebayer1 notices this extra traffic, probably in his referral
> logs, so he changes the images on his server.....
> The resulting page of Ebayer2's auction can be seen here
> I especially love the image of the Plasma TV with the caption, "This
> Plasma TV included free"....

I was perhaps too mean when I changed the avatar or a large BB administrator
into a photo of a small penis. In my defence, I warned him 2 weeks before I
made the swap and didn't get a reply. I got a reply only after his


Roy S. Schestowitz

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