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The Newsfeed is hot linking images! | Forum

Douglas Jun 22 '12

When you insert a url into the newsfeed and it displays the thumbnail picture, that thumbnail picture is still being hosted on the webpage belonging to that URL.

This is called hot linking, and could get me sued, especially if the victims website does not have unlimited monthly bandwidth..

Please correct this most serious issue.

Joseph Jun 23 '12
hot linking is not illegal but does hurt a sites bandwidth technically but even if the link were produced from another page the bandwidth usage is the same instead that site should use the block hot linking option most sites have if they don't that is on them