is bandwidth theft and why shouldn't I do it?
you are using images on your blog that are located
at someone else's blog or website, you are stealing
other words, when you use someone
else's URL address in your html codes to display an image on your site, you are stealing
If you are stealing bandwidth, you are probably uneducated about the crime you are committing.
If you're a blogger, you're probably a victim of
A Crime? Yes, it is a crime. The person whose site the image is on that you are linking to for the source of the image is paying to display
their image on
to a blog/website and see text and images.
Each time you view these, you
are receiving a certain amount of information from
the blog owners server**.
The amount of information you receive is considered
bandwidth or traffic. Each month or year, the
blog owner pays money for a specified amount of
bandwidth. So each time an image that
"lives" on their server is viewed, they
are paying for it to be seen.
say you found a blog button you want to display on
your blog. You figure out what the URL for the
image is, and you insert that URL into your blog to
show the image. Every time someone views your
blog, you are using that other blog owners
bandwidth. Which at the end of the month, they
have to pay for!