Preventing hot linking of images

To stop people from using your images on their site while the image is still on your site (stealing valuable bandwidth), add the following to the . htaccess file:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www\.)?*$ [NC]
RewriteRule \.(gif|jpg)$ - [F]

Replace with your domain name and the gif|jpg with any other file extension, such as gif|jpg|swf

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