Monthly Archives: May 2006

Hotlinkers will be punished.

Today while analysing the traffic to and from the site, I noticed that I had got a few links from a blog that was hosted on that I didn’t recognize. Interested, I visited the page. It was some “high oil prices suck and so does Bush” (some of which I don’t disagree with). But, I didn’t see how my site was involved… until I searched the source. The guy was linking to an image from this post about high gas prices following Hurricane Katrina.

Folks, this is called theft.

So, I adjusted the image using the magic of .htaccess and some Paint magic.

The content of my blog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license. That means you can use the content of my site, provided you give me credit on your site with the content and you license your work under an identical license. If the guy in question would have contacted me, I would have said he could copy the image to his server (and use his bandwidth) while giving me credit. As it is, he stole my content and my bandwidth. Bad…