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One way of dealing with #blogtheft from SDN – through images

I’m sure you’re all aware of the recent #blogtheft issue – where some rogue has been lifting content lock stock and barrel from here and reproducing it – sans author name – on their website Stop Thief – It’s #blogtheft! and Stolen Content have blogged about it here already.

In Craig’s Friday Morning Report yesterday, I suggested:

13:32 qmacro: get SAP hosting to send alternative “STOLEN!” images to rogue referrer – Google “image theft apache” for examples

and straight after the conference call finished, I thought I’d demo how that could be done. I implemented such a mechanism for images on an SDN blog post of mine, images that just happened to be hosted on my machine. I wrote about how that was done in a weblog post:

Dealing with “#blogtheft” from SAP’s Developer Network

This morning, @thorstenster alerted me to the fact that SAP have now implemented this for images hosted here on SDN:


Now that’s a great reaction! Kudos to the SAP Community Network hackers who look after the servers here. To implement something like that in such a short space of time and on the production servers … I take my hat off to you folks. Well done.

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      Author's profile photo Mark Finnern
      Mark Finnern
      ... or something.
      I think it was Darren Hague that brought it up first in the SAP Mentor forum. I pushed to implement it and may be your implementation tipped the scale to pull the trigger.

      Thanks for the support, Mark.

      Author's profile photo DJ Adams
      DJ Adams
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      Hey Mark

      Aha, SAP Mentor Forum, not a member of that 🙂

      Anyway, great work Darren, I know you and the others have been working hard behind the scenes on this, oauth and other stuff lately.


      Author's profile photo Daniel Wroblewski
      Daniel Wroblewski

      Is "Stop Thief" a reference to Slamwich -- If it is, cool!

      Is this still done?

      P.S.: I am only commenting on a decade-old blog because I got an email notification about the blog -- not sure why. Claudia Pacheco