Copying and Pasting Images


Active member
I have a question... (bear with me)

If I copy a picture from a website (with consent), paste it into an article I am making. In 3 months, the owner takes down the website that I got the pic from, does the pic get deleted? Should I save the image to my computer, than upload it to the article I am making?


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Staff member
If you are hotlinking and the source image is removed from the host server then it will no longer display in your article.


Well-known member
Is copying and pasting an image, hotlinking? Or just putting the image url.
Hotlinking is a term used on the Internet that refers to the practice of displaying an image on a website by linking to the same image on another website, rather than saving a copy of it on the website on which the image will be shown. So, instead of loading picture.gif on to their own website, a website owner uses a link to the picture as When the hotlinking website is loaded, the image is loaded from the other website, which uses its bandwidth, costing the hotlinked website's owners money. For this reason many website owners use .htaccess files to prevent hotlinking. In some cases website owners use the .htaccess file to replace any hotlinked images with an offensive image to deter any other website owners from hotlinking.