from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Directly embedding or linking to a resource on another server, such as an image or video, so that it appears to be part of the linking website — considered a violation of netiquette.


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  • Also, I had to find out about "hotlinking" -- I never did it, but plenty of people did it to me until I learned how to block that sort of behavior.

    Archive 2004-12-05

  • That's called hotlinking, and via the. htaccess file

    Blah, Blah! Technology

  • You seem to have a great blog, but if you google "hotlinking" I'm sure you'll quickly understand why this practice is held in low regard.

    Where In the World Is Sessalee Hensley?

  • All images are subject to copyright as individually indicated and may not be reproduced in any form, including "hotlinking" from external web sites, without prior written consent of the copyright holder


  • What you've done is called 'hotlinking' and is considered bandwidth theft.

    Serr8d's Cutting Edge

  • The link economy has a set of ethics too, which looks down on certain practices such as hotlinking or copying large chunks of someone’s html.

    First, kill the lawyers – before they kill the news « BuzzMachine

  • How to fix "Doesn't have a default value narqelion has just pointed out to me that this is not in fact a" hotlinking "issue.

  • Comments are ♥, credit is required and please, no hotlinking D: all HERE @ avvelenata. » _fandom_icons_: The Big Bang Theory

  • An update to Florian Metzger's SecureMedia. php class that prevents hotlinking to Flash game and now adds support for ETag and Last-Modified headers, otherwise known as conditional-GET, to help reduce the bandwidth usage by allowing for caching of secured games.

    Suttree; code

  • Thank you for the hotlinking — I like following M [c] S on Google Reader.

    Hotlinked images return! | My[confined]Space


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