I have recently had number of websites that link directly to images from my website. This is not hotlinking, it is direct server request. As an example: on the linking website there is image gallery script with thumbnails and when the visitor clicks on the thumb it loads the image from my website.
I block the their IP-s in .htaccess, but it is not the best way to stop them since they change their IP. I found another thread in the forum about the same, but no solution provided.
Does anybody has any idea how to deny such request in .htaccess?
Your help is greatly appreciated