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Friday, September 19. 2008

Each time I look into the statistics for my site, I discover yet another site that is directly referencing pictures from my server. This month it is a posting on a spain site, that embeds a screenshot. What makes it worse is that the poster used a high resolution screenshot with 1920x1200 pixels and the traffic is quite big. Some months I had someone with a MySpace account, who has taken a wallpaper as background for his personal page. And this guy did not took one of the smaller resolutions... no he used the biggest wallpaper I have posted.

So please.... I do not want to prohibit the use of screenshots or wallpapers from my site. You can use them free of charge. But please do not let me pay for the bandwidth you are causing. So feel free to copy the images to your server, but retain from <img> tags that refer pictures from my server. And even then it would be fair and nice to mention on your site, where you have taken them from.

Otherwise I will have to stop publishing high resolution and high quality pictures here.


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