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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by etools, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. etools

    etools Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey there

    I have a website with a script that automatically pulls google image's keyword related image for every search in my site

    **I am not hosting the pictures , it's just showing them from the real source (For example <img src="RealSource">

    and it also grabs 4shared direct link for files (It kinda bypass the waiting time)

    My question is , is one of these illegal somehow ?! May I get in trouble for this ?

    Please give me sure answers (I'll give Reputation + Thanks :) )
     
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  2. ohaider

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    4shared is the one that hosts images and pays per view right? Check their ToS because if the images are copyrighted you may run into trouble. Regardless, run that shit till it busts. Go for the gold man and hide your tracks as far as the script goes. If they ask for an image removed, do it immediately. Pm me your site I'm interested.
     
  3. etools

    etools Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey ohaider

    I am not taking images from 4shared , I'm just taking images from google

    I'm taking files links from 4shared (I am kinda bypassing it)

    Please tell me which one of these is illegal (if) ?!
     
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    ABSOLUTELY! STOP IMMEDIATELY!

    there are a few who have posted on this forum who are getting sued. You MUST use only free to use clipart. There are a few websites that offer it.

    If you go to WF, you can find an ebook on this subject, let me find it for you ( I reviewed the book so I know its good).

    Here I found it: http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...s-graphics-without-risking-your-business.html

    This is a valuable book and its full of the places to get quality free phots and graphics galore!
     
  5. phpbuilt

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    Go to google images.

    Click on "advanced image search".

    Under "usage rights', click "only images labeled for reuse".

    If you use those images, they're the same ones everyone else reuses. There shouldn't be any problems, you won't get some finicky person trying to get your site taken down with a dmca and if they do, you can always respond the image was labeled for reuse.

    You may be able to modify that script by looking for the unique variable that Google images inserts when finding only images that are labeled for reuse and stick that into your plugin.
     
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  6. seeplusplus

    seeplusplus Power Member

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    Wow, I never knew about this.

    I always use licence free images, http://www.sxc.hu seemed to be the biggest.

    Anyone know any more?
     
  7. etools

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    Hey all & thanks for he replies

    But what if I'm linking to the images , I mean i'm not hosting the pictures at my site , just showing the image from the source (like <img src="TheRealSource"> )
     
  8. etools

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    Anyone ? please this is urgent
     
  9. sfidirectory

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    What if the site's you are pulling the images uses hotlinking to protect the images? As far as I know Google and co don't hotlink the images...
     
  10. etools

    etools Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Sorry i didnt really understand what u just said :S
     
  11. phpbuilt

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    When you do the images with reuse permission, the top results are typically flika. In fact you could probably put a command in to only find images on flika.

    Flika was made to be hotlinked to ... in fact I wish people would start using flika to post images instead of imageshack.us ... all I ever see when people do that is the frog in the icecube.
     
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  12. sfidirectory

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    Sorry I should have explained it better. From what I understand, hotlinking is when someone uses a link (to an image from someone elses site) to put an images from someone elses site on theirs. This uses someone elses bandwith which in turn costs the site owners money.

    I'm sure my definition above is incomplete so I will give you some links below so you can see some more concise info:

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    http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot-linking
    http://www.free-webhosts.com/definition/hotlinking.php
    http://www.alistapart.com/articles/hotlinking/
    http://www.htaccesstools.com/hotlink-protection/
    http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/smarter-way-to-prevent-image-hotlinking-with-htaccess/
    http://altlab.com/hotlinking.html
    
    It took me a little while to find these links on Google but I hope these will help you and anyone else out :).
     
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  13. etools

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    Thanks sfidirectory and others :)
    any more opinions please?
     
  14. promosirupiah

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    I got warning few month ago from my hosting because I hotlink image from someone else 's website, those website owner send email to my hosting company, then I tell the hosting company that hotlink is not illegal based on wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inline_linking

    Then my hosting company apoligize me. Eventhough the site owner try to sue me, he'll need a lawyer and need a lot of money for trying bring it to the court. It just a simple intimidate, so ignore it.

    Hotlink is not illegal, we are not copying the image to our server, we just put a code to our site that telling the browser where is the image file.