In our ongoing series Stolen Image Trickery: Preventing Hotlinking & Bandwidth Theft, we aimed to deter those remotely linking to pictures on our webspace in the most entertaining and embarrassing way possible. Today, we bring the tomfoolery to a fresh and expressive new medium.
Highlights from The Rubber Chicken’s Stolen Image Trickery series, in which we exact mild revenge on bloggers remotely hotlinking our pictures, with allegedly hilarious results.
A quick educational brief on the Magical World of Bandwidth! When I pay the US$60 per year required to host The Rubber Chicken, those expenses cover a certain amount of downloads from the page per month. When somebody posts an image from our webspace on another site or forum, that person is effectively stealing. Enter karma: it also means we have complete power over what appears on their side. We’ve tracked down two such offenders, thieving bandwidth like the filthy bandwidth thieves they are.
Let’s have some fun.