Picture thief

Recently I noticed in server’s logs that one of my blog pictures become very popular:
SDR# in action
It’s from this post: RTL2832U spectrum analyzer – part 2

Sometimes people embed my schematic or pictures on forums to enhance discussion. But this time one seller from Italy used my picture in his eBay offer. Moreover, he embedded my (and not only my) full resolution picture there, so he is also using my server bandwidth for free. Everything without a word.

There are many ways of dealing with that type of abuse, but I decided to use it as free promotion 🙂

I prepared new edited version of this picture (also smaller one):
sdrsharp-ebay

And set new rule in .htaccess to redirect all requests from eBay page to new file:
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ebaydesc\.com/|ebay\.it/
RewriteRule ^wp-content/uploads/2013/06/sdrsharp\.png /wp-content/uploads/2014/12/sdrsharp-ebay.jpg [R=302,L]

Now, his offer shows my new picture 🙂

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