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Re: How do I find sites that are (illegally) using our images ?

 
 
Shiperton Henethe
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      06-24-2003

"Mr. Clean" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> In article <5DGIa.5882$(E-Mail Removed)>, http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed)
> says...
> > > People keep nicking our images to use on their
> > > websites.
> > >
> > > Is there any way to search for sites that
> > > are actually using our images (without our
> > > permission)?
> > >
> > > Google images seems to only point to actual
> > > images not to sites that are using them!!

> >
> >
> > Can't help with finding copied images, but
> > there are a couple of ways of detecting and/or
> > blocking hot-linking:

>
> One way of detecting it is to do this:
>
> <img src="http://news.magpie.com/images/banner.gif?user=someoneusingthis
> image@mysite">
>
> And view your web log. It will show which user viewed the image and you
> can check their referrer. Check the domains of the referrer and if it's

not
> yours, they are hijacking...



I dont understand how this works!
How does it trap the referrer?
I mean how does the
"?user=someoneusingthisimage@mysite"
bit help?

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Shiperton Henethe
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      06-25-2003

"Not in my trousers" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> > > One way of detecting it is to do this:
> > >
> > > <img

src="http://news.magpie.com/images/banner.gif?user=someoneusingthis
> > > image@mysite">
> > >
> > > And view your web log. It will show which user viewed the image and

you
> > > can check their referrer. Check the domains of the referrer and if

it's
> > not
> > > yours, they are hijacking...

>
> Why detect it? Why not just block hotlinking in the first place ?


I am not a techie.
Is there a simple one-off that would work on our server
to stop hotlinking?!

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