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

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Shiperton Henethe, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. "Mr. Clean" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In article <5DGIa.5882$>,
    > 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?

    Ship
     
    Shiperton Henethe, Jun 24, 2003
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  2. "Not in my trousers" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > > > 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?!

    Ship
     
    Shiperton Henethe, Jun 25, 2003
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