Jaxom - 4:57 pm on Nov 9, 2001 (gmt 0)
People who link to your images are stealing not only the images but your bandwidth as well. If it is possible to change the image names, that could be a path to take. I read of a site that did solved this problem quite well. The owners of the site had notices requesting folks not to directly link to the site's images. They had contacted those who did, and got tired of the situation. They noticed one site boasting of an upcoming event, and on the day of the new event altered the images. Porn banner ads replaced what the pilferer thought was on his site. Perhaps a little mean spirited, but the owner of the site, where the images were being stolen, had requested people stop and had even made sure he notified the "event" site. Not only that but it spread stories, such as this, which can be used to help educate others as to why live linking is not a good practice...and the actions that might result from doing so.