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Scraper offers me revshare for better access

A new level of gall

     
1:07 am on Jul 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I received this kind offer today:

"Currently, we are anonymously scraping your site, and have extended an olive branch to offer you 10% of the ad revenue for your site's channel if you will provide us with a more stream lined method of picture/URL capture."

Hey 10%! Where do I sign?
2:02 pm on July 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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You should sign them up and then set a trap with the streamlined method and block them :)
7:51 pm on July 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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For starters, check the email headers + whois the domain name.

Chances are the email originates from their server. Analyze the requests from that range and blackhole those suckers.
7:28 pm on July 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yeah.. trap them in a way that sends their server resource sky high.
10:13 pm on July 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Sounds like a plan, but they contacted me through my web from. incrediBIll's solution has merit...
2:38 am on July 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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When you detect the scraper action send him the images as a binary stream that never ends (at a very low bitrate).

After all, you have an agreement to share all your data, right?