Link to good content, don’t steal it

My wife has spent many hours gathering and updating the content on her website. Using copyscape, we found quite a few people blatantly stealing it, instead of linking to it. We do post a polite message at the top of the page asking people to provide comments, feedback, additions, and to link to it if they liked it.

Many people have just linked to that page and my thanks go out to them, however, it seems that every day there are more and more people stealing our images and content. So tonight I wrote a simple referrer checking script which displays a bogus image if someone tries to remote link to our images.

I know it’s not much but it at least it’ll make it harder for these people to upset my wife, which is something I don’t want right now.