Hotlinking is when you directly use (e.g. embed/display/link) a file (such as an image, movie, audio file, flash animation, or any other digital asset) that is hosted on another site.

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Prevent image hotlinking from Amazon S3 and while allowing social networks

I'm using Amazon S3 to host some assets (mostly images) on a small project. I'm trying to find a way to prevent leeching (which can be very serious should someone tried to use a network of bots to ...