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(Ovid) RE: Deep Linkage

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Jul 21, 2000 at 20:49 UTC ( #23609=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Deep Linkage

BBQ, while I applaud that you take your self-image lightly, I have to say that I have a problem with what Distorted Youth did. They did not just steal your pic and post it. They have the HREF for it linking directly back to your site. That's very rude and inconsiderate. I'm not talking about content stealing or copyright as that's already being hashed out. I'm talking about bandwidth stealing. Maybe you don't care if you get a few hits from Distorted Youth. What if someone posted your pic on a large site? Just a brief mention of a site on /. is often enough to take it down.

If you don't mind the person using your pic, ask him/her to at least extend the courtesy to you of hosting the pic on their own server so they can use their own hard drive space and bandwidth (and maybe provide a "compliments of" link).

Update: I forgot to mention the incredible stupidity of anyone linking directly to another site's images without permission. All one needs to do is rename the image and then insert a "creative" image in the old image's place. If an offending site won't stop the linking voluntarily, this usually stops it pretty fast :)

Oooohhhhh... I'm not sure I could resist the opportunity to use that to craft a "personal message" to Distorted Youth's readers.

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RE: (Ovid) RE: Deep Linkage
by BBQ (Deacon) on Jul 21, 2000 at 22:06 UTC
    Well noted Ovid... Under those circumstances, yes I would have a problem with my pic being posted. Mind you though, that if it turned up on the cover of the New York Times (regular paper), I would have no problema with it whatsoever. But, as I tell my co-workers, "I live for bandwidth: the more I have, the happier I am" (and isn't this common geeks behavior? :))

    If bandwidth became a problem, yes, I would take it down myself. For now, its not a problem and any bottlenecks I could possibly have would probably show up on Brazil's backbone first. Sad but true.

    I'm rambling again. What I meant to say is: you have a very valid point.

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