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From daniel <dan...@electroteque.org>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] how do I prevent sites from hijacking my images?
Date Wed, 06 Nov 2002 03:34:07 GMT
header output your image using gd in php

then load the image like <img src="image.php?filename=bollox.jpg">

>===== Original Message From Saqib.N.Ali@seagate.com =====
>I agree that there is no way to protect the images from being stolen. But
>there are ways to deter people from easily stealing the image. For e.g.
>about 3 years back I wrote a Java Application that would parse an image and
>create HTML TABLE based representation of the image on Pixel level. This
>HTML table could be easily displayed intead of the actual graphic, but
>people couldn't just right click and save it to their Local HD. However if
>they really wanted to copy the image they would have to take screen
>capture, and paste it into GIMP. This way they would offcourse lose the
>quality.
>
>In Peace,
>Saqib Ali
>http://www.sc-icc.org:8080/cocoon/mount/docbook/
>
>"I fear, if I rebel against my Lord, the retribution of an Awful Day (The
>Day of Resurrection)" Al-Quran 6:15
>
>               (Embedded image moved to file: pic00292.jpg)
>
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "dale's stuff" <stuff@colony.net>
>To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
>Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 9:06 PM
>Subject: [users@httpd] how do I prevent sites from hijacking my images?
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>> Hello,
>>
>> I was just processing my logs and have found that once again some scum
>are
>> stealing some images from my site and linking directly to them.
>>
>> I am running apache 1.3.2x on RH Linux 7.1. I would like to be able to
>> serve a different image to these scum to get the point across that they
>can'
>> t be stealing my images -kind of like what angelfire and so forth do.
>>
>> any suggestions?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Dale
>>
>
>Hi Dale.
>There are things you can do to prevent them from linking to them (See the
>links below), but to keep them from pulling them off your site and using
>them? Nothing. You are offering the graphics over a public network. There
>are ways to slow some people up or making it a tad more difficult but in
>the
>end there is no way to prevent someone from pulling what your server is
>giving out.
>
>http://www.bignosebird.com/apache/a16.shtml
>http://httpd.apache.org/docs/misc/FAQ.html#image-theft
>
>hope this helps,
>Lewis
>
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