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XF 1.4 pictures from external websites

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by SnoSheriff, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. SnoSheriff

    SnoSheriff Active Member

    Some of my site's threads point to pictures on an external website such as photobucket... Is it possible to have these pics imported to my site so they don't get removed in the future and leave a 'gap' on my site?

    Or do you recommend not to do this? If so, why?
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The image proxy temporarily caches them on your server. Otherwise, it requires an add-on.
  3. SnoSheriff

    SnoSheriff Active Member

    Which one? Is it recommended to do this?
  4. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

  5. Dakota Storm

    Dakota Storm Well-Known Member

    If you have the storage resources on your server, you are best having images stored locally rather than hot linked.
  6. DragonFlames

    DragonFlames Active Member

    Copying material from other Web sites is of course pretty simple to do, and you've had a number of suggestions on how it can be done.

    You seem to be fishing for the obvious comment so I will give it to you... taking material from other Web sites in general and putting it into your own site without the permission of the Web site owner is normally considered theft by most people.

    There are some sites that will allow copying of their content but most seem not to, and you do of course need their permission and you need not to be breaking any of their system rules in whatever you are doing.

    As this could be any Website anywhere if you are talking of links members post I do not see how you can work easily within the law whilst copying other peoples material to your own site.

    I don't know if you are happy for someone to copy all the material on your site to theirs.. if not though then obviously you should do to others what you'd like done to you.

    Others here may have other ideas and thoughts, I don't know. This is the sort of thing that may be worth a read: https://www.gov.uk/intellectual-property-crime-and-infringement


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