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  1. Meljean July 22, 2007 at 11:53 AM #

    I was having this same problem — and I stopped some of it by changing my .htaccess file.

    You can do it a couple of ways — if you know the domain the hits are coming from, you can just block all access to requests for image files from that domain (like if a bunch of people on myspace seem to be hotlinking — the drawback is, you might have to keep adding domains as new people start hotlinking, so you have to keep updating your .htaccess file) or you can just block all access to any link that isn’t from your own domain (but if you often post/use images from your domain at other sites, those will be blocked, too.)

    This is a link that gives the code for that.

  2. H-Gal July 22, 2007 at 7:03 PM #

    Another way to get their attention is to substitute your hosted picture with a graphic that reads “I a bandwitch thief” in some kind of creative and colorful way. I’d leave that to you. Some people replace their pictures with porn. Not that I’m saying you should do that…

    You’d then change the filename of the original picture and link to it for your blog again.

  3. H-Gal July 22, 2007 at 7:03 PM #

    I am…incapable of spellchecking myself.

  4. Gwen July 22, 2007 at 8:47 PM #

    I’ve tried to grab photos from other sites and ended up with a placeholder on my site that says something like “the owner does not permit sharing of their photos” or something like that. So it can definitely be done.

    Here’s a good primer on how to stop this from happening: http://www.pixelpost.org/forum/archive/index.php/t-6095.html

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