Oh, so that language was referring to hotlinking? Why not say that directly?
This has been answered already.
The reason I do not state specifically "no image hotlinking!" is there are many other site linkings that are for nefarious purposes that would make an exhaustive list impossible. One example that comes to mind is the attempted database injections (which require unauthorized linking and/or access to the site) all of last week that were thwarted by my good filtering code, coding practices and other counter measures.http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/user-agreement.html
I do not see reference to "link" (2 unrelated string matches) in same context in eBay user agreement.
"eBay image hosting" search resultshttp://www.inkfrog.com/terms.html
- no mention of "link" herehttp://imageshack.us/content.php?page=rules
ImageShack allows unlimited bandwidth for uploaded files when they are viewed from our landing page at all times. If an image is hotlinked or linked directly, it will have an hourly bandwidth limit only during peak time (6AM-3PM PST). Premium users have no bandwidth limits.http://photobucket.com/terms
If any domain hotlinks to abusive files, any file hotlinked on that domain will display this image, and the domain's owner must ensure the quick removal of all files hotlinked from ImageShack on that domain. Domains containing the phrases "toplist", "topsites", "porn", or "hentai" are banned regardless of abuse.
Photobucket Services, including collecting usernames, user id numbers, and/or email addresses of Users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site, or employing third-party promotional sites or software to promote profiles for money, is prohibited.http://www.freeimagehosting.net/rules.php
However, pages on other web sites that display content hosted on Photobucket must provide a link from each photo or video back to its page on Photobucket. Photobucket reserves the right to take appropriate legal action for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Photobucket Services.
- no mention of "link" here
I can only promise to be reasonable and do the right thing.
- I can relate to this, but I can also understand how this statement will not be accepted by some people and therefore cause more effort to be pursued in establishing terms of service/user agreement.
semyazza : Don't get stressed out over issues like this if you are. ^_^