Re the thief stealing my bandwidth:
Subject: BLOGGER is STEALING. Bandwidth theft
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 16:50:53 -0000
Check this blogspot:
He is stealing my bandwidth.
Please close his site. Ban him.
Please also give me his email address.
Thank you for your note. Blogger is a provider of content creation tools, not a mediator of that content. We allow our users to create blogs, but we don’t make any claims about the content of these pages. In cases where a contact email address is listed on the page, we recommend working directly with the author to have this situation remedied.
Additionally, there are measures you can (and should) take to protect your images from being linked to, described in the following articles:
-Apache-Sever.com, “Preventing Image ‘Theft'”,
-BestFX.com Tutorial, “Preventing Hot Linking of Images”,
-Webmaster World discussion thread, “Using htaccess to prevent image
Please follow up with your web host if you have any questions about implementing these techniques.
Does Google have the power to stop this theft ? Yes. Do they use that power ? NO.
Does Google care about what their servers are used for ? Obviously not.
Does Google seem to be providing both the tools and a safe haven for digital theft ? Yes.
Does Google care if you take a logo of theirs or any likeness ? Hell yes they damn well do