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While I didn't create the file(s), I do host it. The file is freeware and were submitted by users.
The person is saying, they created it and taking credit from hosting it. Also, for each file they take, they leave a Created By theirsite.com or hosted by theirsite.com
Can I do anything about? Besides turning on hotlink protection? Or deleting the file?
If you know what IP they're accessing the web with (likely not the same IP as their site) you can further stymie them by having your site serve a blank page whenever they try to access it, or redirect them somewhere obnoxious. (My site just says the site's down when I ban an IP.)
But DON'T move the file and replace it with something rude or crude. Because likely your legitimate users may have some of the files bookmarked. You don't want someone innocent getting an eyefull.