Kids These Days – Myspace Bandwidth

I just noticed that I’ve been donating gigabytes of free bandwidth per month to Myspace users. Apparently several of my eight megapixel uncompressed images are popular as wallpaper—also on Friendster and a similar site called “Hi5” that I’ve never heard of.

I hate to be mean, but:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER}|| [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !(rosi-kessel|bostoncoop|adamkessel|planet|aggregator|rawdog) [NC]
RewriteRule !sorry - [C]
RewriteRule .* sorry.png [L]

In reality, the content here is by default under a Creative Commons by-nc-nd license, but I’d like these people to realize they should at least check before copying images they find on the web. And if they are going to use images, they should copy rather than link them.

In my day, we knew about netiquette. Kids these days.

(I won’t embarrass these people by linking to them, but now there are several hundred Myspace, Friendster, and Hi5 pages that look terrible.)

Most popular backgrounds: Winter Sunset and November Foliage.