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Copyright Infringers

This page is a 'name-and-shame' page of people who I have found to infringe my copyright. All instances have been, or are being, solved. If you find any other instances on the internet, or elsewhere, it would be very much appreciated if you could contact me. Most of these examples are either people including my photos in a blog post or using my photos as a background in their CSS. With regards to the CSS issue: it is usually not the site themselves but a function of the site whereby their users can upload their own CSS sheets.

The Hotlinking aspect can be countered by following my Tutorial on Hotlinking, however, nothing can counter the copying aspect - save not putting content on the web in the first place. Perhaps this is a good time to note that just because something is presented on the internet does not mean that it is in 'the public domain' - speak to a lawyer for the very real distinction.

This page was last modified on 05/09/2015.

The Unfriendly Web

Map of total firewall denials on my servers

Update (September 2015)

This site has changed quite a lot since I bought the domain in November 2005 and first started hosting my own content. During that time the internet has evolved an awful lot; as I write this in 2015 it is almost unrecognisable to what it once was. Gone are the days of hosting your own photo albums from your holidays on your own website: now you create an album on Facebook to share with your friends and family. Got some special photos that you are particularly proud of? Then deviantART or Flickr are the places for you to showcase them. Found an interesting page and wish to share it with your friends? Twitter and Facebook will update them immediately wherever they are. Written some pieces of source code that you think other people might find useful? GitHub will version track and syntax highlight it in an instant.

Consequently, this site no longer has photo albums and panoramas taken from my travels: the special ones are in my deviantART gallery and the normal ones are on my private Facebook page. I don't have a WordPress blog at the minute so I will still keep my articles on fixing technological problems ("Releases" and "Tutorials") on here for archival - if they're useful to you then that's great. If I ever restart publishing code it'll be on my GitHub page.

I have learned a lot since I first started writing (non-public) web pages in 2002. As testimony, this site: does not set any cookies; barely has any JavaScript on it; and is no longer dynamically generated using PHP. Rather, it is completely static with updates propagated using make every midnight thanks to cron.

© 2002-2017 Thomas Guymer. See the Copyright Statement.