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Ministry of Propaganda - 21/Jun/2005: "Why Hotlinking Is Bad"

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Why Hotlinking Is Bad

If your website prominently displays the following sentence all content displayed on pages under the xxxxxxxx domain is copyrighted by the registrant of this domain unless stated otherwise, then it is probably not a good idea to hotlink a picture from another site. Especially if you don't ask the owner of the picture or give him credit. Because your homepage might suddenly look like this:

Screenshot of a website with a different picture to what was there before

No reaction from the site as yet. Despite approx 24 hours "notice" that I wasn't happy about my picture being hotlinked this way. Let's see if there's going to be any reaction.

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