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  1. Apalled
    June 12, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    They must be fought using their own weapons. Read at their “website usage” section and you will get plenty of ideas on how to fight back them. In my “usage policy”, I explicitly forbid people and/or robots to visit my websites, unless they want to do this for a few reasons, such as, buying something, getting informed or populate their indexes (in this case only if they are a search engine and only if their robots follow the robots.txt file’s rules). If they do not, this is trespassing and fraudulent use of my bandwidth. They might argue that a robot (like the one use by picscout) cannot read the rule, BUT IGNORANCE IS NOT A DEFENSE. I also state monetary compensation for each violation. Even the download of a photo (as they do in order to prove your culpability) is forbidden. What do you think?

  2. Apalled
    June 12, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    Forgot to add, that my robots.txt files always forbid the crawling of image folders.

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