Questions tagged [hotlinking]

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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Hotlinking: what is it, and why shouldn't people do it?

What exactly is hotlinking? And why do people say you shouldn't do it?
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How is anti-hotlinking done?

In website terms, hotlinking is the use of a linked object, often an image, from one site into a web page belonging to a second site. The second site is said to have an inline link to the site ...
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Is in-line linking (hot linking) photos and videos OK on my website, or is it unfair to the site which hosts them?

I am interested in hearing the community's thoughts about "in-line linking". That is, the act of embedding photo/video/written content into a particular website via code, such that a website can ...
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Not able to stop hotlink

I am using following htaccess code to stop hot linking my image files Options +FollowSymlinks Options +SymlinksIfOwnerMatch RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(.+\.)?article-stack....
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How to prevent hotlinking for specific domains using .htaccess?

I'm being heavily spammed by image scraper sites. There are more than 150+ domains targeting my images & sending spammed links to my site. I just want to prevent hotlinking from them. I just want ...