My picture is used in the article. I stumbled upon this today. It
was lifted from here:
http://www.garagewoodworks.com/Cherry_Table_C.php third photo down.
I left a comment at the bottom complaining about it but it has been
I flagged the article for copyright infringement, lets see what
On second look you're right, although clicking on the thumbnail gives
areference to your page in the "image credit/caption" (see the last line
Copied from viewing the page source code:
<a rel="thinbox" title="#jsArticleIntroImageCredit"><img
alt="Clamping the Hardwood" title="Clamping the Hardwood"
If it were, your advice would have been first class.
Every day my server delivers copies of this to requestors around the globe:
Festool managed to remove the offending link from their site in only two
days, but Facebook appears to not mind. :-/
Yahoo! has been providing copies of video from my site for about a month
now, and would not respond to a request to stop.
My HTML ("web page") file contains the URL (symbolic internet address)
of the images to be displayed. When my server log indicates a level of
abuse that exceeds my comfort level, I change the image file name and
update the URL in the web page to point to the new name.
Normally, after that the server would report "file not found" (status
404) when someone presents a request for the old URL - but I created the
file you saw with a graphics editor and gave it the old name of the
image file, so that people would see that instead of the "broken link"
It's a PIA to do because it takes up time I'd rather spend on other
things - and it clutters up my server with extra image files - so I've
only done it a few times.
I've been on the verge of writing a program to periodically go through
my entire web site and diddle the file names, but haven't felt that I
could take the time to do that without hurting other projects.
If they're only linking to her images, this approach may work - but if
they're delivering copies of her images from their server, it might be
time to seek compensation.
In your cPanel you may find that you can simply turn off remotely serving
image files. Then if there are some you do want to remotely serve put them
in a separate directory and allow remote serving for files in that
directory. Some will even allow you to customize how remote serving
requests are processed. You will have to check out the options offered by
your host, but you may be surprised.
do a google search for 'htaccess' and 'mod rewrite'.
(assuming her http server is running Apache...). htaccess is a file
lets you specify all sorts of directives to help sort out issues like
One of the many things mod rewrite can do is let you specify files
(in this case, jpgs/gifs) that can only be accessed by the home server,
and can tell the server what to do when it is accessed remotely. (as
well as all sorts of other neat tricks).
Hmm indeed. The only way I can see this working is if mod_rewrite looks
at the referrer header and ensures that it is the local site; so absent the
REFERER header being spoofed, it should work.
This will also preclude things like wget, which aren't allowed to specify the
[*] Yeah, it's mispelled in the HTTP RFC too.
email@example.com (Scott Lurndal) laid this on me on 24 Dec 2009 in
Yeah, that's the right idea.
For the OP (and anyone else who cares), here'e one way I do it
(obviously, you need to turn mod rewrite on in htaccess first...) where
DOMAIN would be your domain.
RewriteCond % !^http://(www\.)?DOMAIN.com/.*$ [NC]
RewriteCond % !^http://(www\.)?DOMAIN.com$ [NC]
RewriteCond % !^http://(www\.)?DOMAIN.com.*/.*$ [NC]
RewriteCond % !^http://(www\.)?DOMAIN.com.*$ [NC]
RewriteRule (.*)\.(gif|jpg|bmp|png)$ - [F,NC]
You can alternatively create a rule that substitutes a new image for
the requested one if you really wanna mess with 'em (I've seen some funny
ones, many NSFW), but I prefer to save the bandwidth and just make it
It's fairly easy for a -smart- server to check the 'referrer' field in a
request, and do one thing if the referrer is the same site (i.e. 'yours') as
the object being requested, and do 'something different' if somebody has
embedded a direct link to an 'internal object' of yours in _their_ page
on a different site.
This stops direct linking _only_. Doesn't prevent copying the image out,
storing it elsewhere -- e.g. on =their= server -- and using it.
Hmm - Michael Straessle, the article's 50 year old author, has a BA in
professional writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and
claims to work full-time as a writer, which means he's fully aware of US
Mr Straessle says he's a "Teacher and Children's Pastor at Victory
Fellowship". I wonder if the Victory Fellowship distinguishes itself
from others by acknowledging only 9 commandments...
I'd imagine that your attorney could get his contact information from
the Alumni Office at the Univ of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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