In case you’re unaware of my policy regarding graphics and content on my site here it is again:
STEAL IT… IT’S OK, I’LL MAKE MORE SH!T UP!
Seriously. Hell, I’m flattered! I’ll never embarrass anyone with a silly email threatening to sue someone for taking my “Intellectual Property” (*snort* Sorry. can’t say that word without laughing.) For starters, it’s not worth me paying a lawyer $75 to mail a Cease & Desist letter; retaining that same lawyer when you respond back with a big ol’ “F**K You!!!”; to fly him and myself to your own home state pay even MORE court fees to get you in front of a judge for him to simply ask you to “take it down”. It’s not worth it. Besides, the most popular ones like Angel.jpg aren’t even mine to begin with. Just something I liked on the web a few years ago and saved on my server.
Besides, if you knew me in real life, you’d know I’d give you the last $5 in my pocket if I knew you needed it.
SAVE IT ON YOUR OWN SERVER!
The only thing I do ask is that you put it up on your server instead of hotlinking off of my site. This website explains Bandwidth Theft better than I can, since some people obviously skipped the class on “Netiquette” when they signed on to the internets.
I was hitting the 85% danger zone last week, to which my webhost, Devilish Dave, reminded me my site has “Hotlink Protection”… which is now activated. Now you get a broken image. It could have been replaced a graphic with a middle finger extended and calling you and your mom all sorts of names… but I’m not that kind of guy anymore.
It’s not to embarrass anyone, I’ve seen my graphics hotlinked all over some really nice blogs and even the not-so-nice Free Republic.Com. If you are incapable of storing images on your blog’s server, there are a ton of places you can use for storage.
Over on the right is my pet Chupacabra, Ernie. Bandwidth costs me extra money. When you hotlink, and steal bandwidth, you take food out of his mouth.
Please don’t hurt Ernie like that.